Raley Perkins, Sr.
May 21, 2035 – Mar 18, 2010
Raley Lanier Perkins, Sr. 74, of Mineral passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. He was born May 21, 1935 in Granville County, NC to the late Ernest D. Perkins and Alma Smart Perkins. Mr. Perkins was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Mineral, a member of the past Central Virginia Building Association, and a lifetime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He was a devoted equipment operator his entire life to include helping construct the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. He and his wife Barbara owned and operated R.L. Perkins Excavating Company for 15 years.
Mr. Perkins is survived by his wife of 18 years Barbara S. Perkins, his children; Raley Ray” Perkins Jr. Regina Graves and Renee Sachs all of Spotsylvania his siblings; Celia Brown Wilbur Perkins Mary Brown Reginald Perkins Forrest Perkins and Bobby Perkins and a number of grandchildren nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 21 2010 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terri Hoffman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Memorial Park Cemetery in Mineral.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mt. Pleasant UMC 3091 Mt. Pleasant Church Road Mineral VA 23117.
Dear Barbara,I was so sorry to hear of Rayley`s passing. I enjoyed meeting you and Raley in 2008 at our Schuylkill Co. Blew Reunion. Love from your distant cousin.Bill Blue
Barbara:Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Raley`s passing. We are so glad to have had the opportunity to have him clear our land and then become friends while we were at Anna Coves.Our thoughts any prayers are with you during these difficult times.Wendy
Condolences to Ray,Jr., Regina and Renee. Remember all of our good times when you`ll were young and we visited and went to church together. May God comfort each of you and give you peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Raley L Perkins, was a devoted husband for 32 years to Mary A. Perkins and together they had 3 children. Raley L Perkins Jr, Regina L. Graves and Renee L Sachs. He had 6 grandchildren Christopher Graves, Alice Lee Graves, Corey Sachs, Samantha Sachs, Autin Perkins and Makaila Rae Perkins. We will cherish our memories forever and he knows that we loved him as he loved us. Rest in peace daddy. No one will ever be able to take away what we shared as a family. Love always and forever, Your children and grandchildren
Extending our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are thinking of you and may God be with you and may the many fond memories help sustain you.Love,Stewart, Jean and Family
BARBARA, WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. WISH WE HAD VISITED BUT COME SEE US ANY TIME, WE ARE THINKING OF YOU & I KNOW RALEY IS IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE NOW !!!!
It is hard to loose your parent, but to loose your parent twice in one lifetime is even harder. May 21, 1987 my father walked away from his wife of 32 years, children and grandchildren. With very little contact with us. Now to loose him by death is just as hard. If only people would obey the 9th and 10th COMMANDMENTS. We made peace with our father and I pray he rest in peace. I will always love you dad. Love, Regina and family