James Allison Perkins, Sr., passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at his home in the Town of Louisa after a six month battle with cancer. He was born Thursday, September 27, 1934 at Byrd Mill in Louisa to Robert Franklin Perkins, Sr. and Daisy Harlow Perkins.
Allison is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia Lane Perkins whom he married on May 17, 1963 in Charlottesville. He also leaves behind his brother, Robert Perk” Franklin Perkins Jr. his sister Annis Perkins Mallory his children Sandra Perkins Clune and husband Tom Clune Jr. of Louisa James “Jay” Allison Perkins Jr. of Louisa and Sarah Perkins Bowman of Fairhope AL his grandchildren William Whitlock John Castorani Taylor Castorani and Shawn Clune as well as many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Iris Perkins Richardson.
Allison served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany after which he returned home to resume his career in banking. He retired as Vice President and Manager of what is now the Bank of America in Louisa after working for 40 years. Allison saw the good in all people and his family and community were most important to him. A founding member of the Louisa Industrial Development Authority Trustee and Deacon of Louisa Baptist Church a lifetime supporter of The Boy Scouts of America and recipient of the Silver Beaver award as well as a member of Louisa Lions Club and Lion of the Year in 2008.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa on Thursday March 19 2009. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday March 20 2009 at Louisa Baptist Church with Rev. Murphy Terry and Rev. Paige Green officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Louisa Baptist Church P.O. Box 552 Louisa VA 23093 or The Hospice of the Piedmont 2200 Old Ivy Road Suite 2 Charlottesville VA 22903.