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.