Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Obit of Archie T. Perkins

Archie Theodore Perkins, 100, of Cullom, IL passed away at 3:30 pm on September 3, 2012 at Fairview Haven Nursing Home in Fairbury.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, September 7, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Fairbury. Pastor Steve Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest and from 9:00-9:45 am on Friday, prior to services at the church. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Archie’s name may be made to First Baptist Church in Fairbury or Fairview Haven Nursing Home in Fairbury.
Archie was born June 26, 1912 in rural Chatsworth, IL a son of Elisha and Ida (Deck) Perkins. He married Myrtle Bailey on February 11, 1934 in Swinton, MO. She passed away on December 26, 2003.
Surviving is his son: Jim (Joanne) Perkins of Kempton; three grandchildren: Ellen (Jim) Hoffman of Cullom, IL, Elaine Clapp of Herscher, IL, and Steve (Stacy) Perkins of Herscher; seven great grandchildren: Amanda (Shane) McWhorter, Emily Clapp, Hannah (Darius) Wallace, Nathan Hoffman, Becky Perkins, Megan Perkins, and Jamie Perkins; one brother: Elery Perkins of Chatsworth, IL; two nephews: Raymond (Donna) Adams and Ron Perkins both of Bloomington; and special friend: Lois Shelby.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one sister: Verna Hoxworth.
Archie had four F’s in his life: Farming, Flying, Fishing, and Florida. He farmed in the Cullom, Chatsworth, and Forrest area all his life. Archie enjoyed flying and belonged to the Flying Farmers in the 1950’s and 60’s and would fly his ERcoupe to the Plowing Matches. Archie and Myrtle went to Florida every year for thirty years.
He was a faithful Christian and member of the First Baptist Church in Fairbury; he was always ready to lend a helping hand. He was also a member of the Livingston County Farm Bureau.
Archie was a loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, and uncle who will be greatly missed.

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