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Mark E. Perkins, TSgt., USAF (Retired)December 14, 1953 – July 9, 2014
Perkins, Mark E., 60 passed away July 9, 2014.
He was retired for the United States Air Force where he served for 20 years and also was employed for UPS Louisville with the loader and unloader division. Mark loved to ride his Harley Davidson and support charity rides.
He is survived by his wife Patty (Thompson) Perkins. Son, Mark Arron Perkins, daughters, Kristy Perkins and Angela Perkins (Danny). One brother Robert G. Perkins, and Sister Rhonda Perkins; six grandchildren. Uncle Joe McCawley and Aunts Donna Watkins and Delores McCawley.
Funeral services will be Friday 10:00am July 11, 2014 at The Owen Funeral Home 5317 Dixie Highway with burial in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-8 at the funeral home.
Expressions to ALS Society or Wounded Warriors.
~ GUEST BOOK ~
September 19, 2016I worked with Mark in Nevada … great guy and great American!! RIP brother…~Doc Pleasanton, Tonopah, Nevada
September 19, 2016I knew Mark from Hurlburt Field. What a good person he was! My sincere condolences to all his family and friends! He will be missed!~Floyd (Buck) Watson, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
September 19, 2016Helicopter Tech School, 1975 –Dale Patty, Arron, Angela & Kristy, I just read of Mark’s passing. My belated condolences to you all. Mark and I went to tech school together in 1975 and then to Hurlburt Field together. Had some good times there with Mark and Patty. May God watch over and bless you all.~Dale Robinson, Crestview, Florida
July 12, 2016Well Daddy, It was the anniversary this week of your passing – two of the longest years of my entire life!!! I am seeing all the signs you have been sending me lately, thank you. It still isn’t any easier, but they make me smile, or ball my eyes out. Thank you for sending us my beautiful granddaughter, your first great grandchild – Marley! You would love her so much, even though I think you hand-picked her for Gavin & Connie, and probably met her before we did, because she sure is a little angel!!! She has brought a smile back to my face and some joy back into my heart. I talk to you every day and miss you and our talks, but most of all your humor and beautiful smile. We all love you and miss you dearly. Come see me in my dreams!!! Until then…….I love and miss you! SIS
March 09, 20158 months today daddy!!! The longest and hardest 8 months EVER! I miss you this week calling me for my birthday, and my first birthday without you! I can’t wait to see your face in Heaven! I know you will be the first I see! I know you are with me and above me at all times…that is the only thing that keeps me going these days! I miss you sooooo much! See you soon my angel!!! Love Sis!~Kristy, Kentucky
January 18, 2015Hey Daddy!! Thinking of you all day today!!! I said that in 2015 I would do my best to understand all of this loss and come to grips with it the best possible way I can…and I’m trying! But it’s Sunday and I’m used to our talks on Sunday’s and cutting your hair! (We always called your head the Rocky Mountains from the shunt and scars!) Wish I could touch those scars with care and laugh with you just one more time! I miss you! God I miss you!
December 14, 2014Happy Birthday to the the best dad a girl could ask for! Today sure is not easy without you being here and I’m certain next week will be even harder, but I am going to take your lead…and keep my head up and my heart strong! I love you so very much and my world is not the same without you in it! Enjoy your beautiful day in Heaven! Happy Birthday with love—Sis~Kristy
November 09, 2014Mark and I flew together on my first deployment to Kuwait in 1993. He saved my life on one sortie when the tower cleared an airliner to land while we were on the runway — he saw it in time to get us out of the way. A great airman and a great guy. He’ll be missed.~Rich Donnelly, Daleville, Virginia
November 09, 2014Four months ago today, my life changed forever! It is just not the same without you. The kids talk about you daily as do all of us! Miss you daddy! Watch over us please!~Kristy Perkins, Louisville, Kentucky
November 05, 2014Scummer, You will be missed by all those to whom you told it straight and blunt! Me included, thanks for your unvarnished honesty and loyalty to our AF Rescue mission.“Ghandi” Healy, Col, USAF (Ret.)~Tim Healy, Fairfield, Connecticut
October 28, 2014Rest in peace Scummer. There was none better!~Spock
October 07, 2014Daddy…this just isn’t getting any easier for me! I wonder if it ever will??? Everything I listen to or look at reminds me of you. Maybe that’s a good thing, but it makes the minutes and days drag until I see your beautiful smile again and hear you say I love you sis! I miss you and my heart breaks without you!~Kristy, Kentucky
August 01, 2014Patty, Kristy, Angela and Arron, No words can express my love for you all and your dad. So thankful I could spend those last hours with you all. I’m so sorry he had to suffer his last days. I know he is free of pain and enjoying being with his mom, dad, mother-in-law & father-in-law and some of his close friends. I’m sure they are having a good time. Love you all more than you will ever know. Sister and Aunt Debbie
July 15, 2014You will be missed every minute of every day my big brother. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you in my life. I pray that God gives us strength to get through this pain and grief. You were the BEST big brother I could ask for.~Rhonda (Bee-Bee Doll)
July 11, 2014Kristy – So sorry for your loss. Take care and you and your family are in our prayers.~Mr. Allen
July 11, 2014Patty, I am thinking of you all today and every day. Remembering you all in prayer.~Pam Nichols
July 10, 2014Kristy, I don’t have words of wisdom but I do have love and prayer and right now they are offered to you and your family. God is good and your Dad is with Him now. Love you sweet girl.~Becky Dixon
July 10, 2014You will be missed Uncle Mark!~David Jessie, Tempe, Arizona
July 10, 2014Bob, Debby & Family, Know you are in our thoughts & prayers. So sorry for your loss.~Charlotte, Mark & Clara
July 10, 2014Honda, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. I know you loved your brother very much. Love you.~Mollie Bruce
July 10, 2014Patty & Family,Know you are in our thoughts & prayers at such a difficult time. So sorry for your loss.~Mike & Deb Tuttle, West Point, Kentucky
July 10, 2014So sorry, Rhonda and family, for this loss in your lives. You are in my thoughts and prayers…love you.~Sharron Akin,Louisville, Kentucky
July 10, 2014Kristy, Gloria and I are so sorry for your loss. We were honored to be a part of Mark’s Life in the walk for ALS a couple of months ago. You and your family are in our prayers.~Gary Martin, Louisville, Kentucky
July 10, 2014Kristy, My prays is that God will strengthen you and all of Marks love ones at a time like this! The bible teaches that you will see him again! God love you all! Just trust him and walk by faith. He’s just asleep for a little while. God bless you and may God be with you all! Seek God and he will give you peace! Love!!!~Calvin Foree, Louisville, Kentucky
July 10, 2014Kristy, you have been a great friend to me since we met at MHS and I know you and your family are hurting. If you need anything at all do not hesitate to call. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!~Richard Spivey
July 10, 2014So sorry about your Dad and Pawpaw passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.~Pawpaw and Pat
July 09, 2014RIP~Jarra Appleton, Jeffersonville, Indiana