Perkins, Gerald A.
Died Wednesday morning December 17, 2008. Gerald was born in Oblong, Illinois, a son of Palmer and Ora (Wall) Perkins. He had been a Kalamazoo area resident for only three months, coming here from Capac, Michigan. He was employed with the Sun Oil Company, Production Unit, for 42 years, working almost equal time in the Crossville, Illinois and Gladwin, Michigan areas before retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Geneva (Baker); his second wife, Henrietta (Voight); his third wife, Carol (Hawk); a son, Ronald, Grayville, IL; and a brother, Earl Perkins, Oblong, IL. He is survived by 3 sons, Robert (Ann) Perkins, Portage, MI; Roger (Rebecca), Princeton, IL; and Michael (Debi) Perkins, Gladwin, MI; 4 grandchildren, Todd Perkins, Portage; Robert P. (Kelle) Perkins, Madison Heights, MI; Lindsay (Kannan) Ramanathan, Hutchinson, MN; Lance Perkins, Gladwin, MI; four great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Alicia, Janie and Jazmine; a brother, Kleon Perkins, Oblong, IL; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held 11 o'clock Monday, December 22, Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926, South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Private burial will take place at a later date at the White Oak Cemetery, Oblong, IL. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, Rose Arbor Residence. www.langelands.com. 269-343-1508.
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