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Obituary for Jay E Perkins

ROCKVILLE- Jay E. Perkins, 68, of Rockville, Indiana died at 9:15 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017 at his residence. He was retired from construction and asphalt paving industry.

He was born May 30, 1948 in Evansville to the late Richard H. Perkins and Hazel Virginia Richardson Perkins. His wife of 47 years, Donna Lou Perkins whom he married November 30, 1968 at Upland, California died January 11, 2016.

Survivors include one son, Zachary Perkins of Rockville; two brothers, Harry Perkins of Rockville and Gary Perkins of Tangier; two sisters, Sharon Orndorff of Tangier and Kathy McMahan of Paris, Illinois.

He served with the U.S. Airforce from 1966 to 1972 as an aircraft mechanic for K-C 135 Mid-Air refueling planes. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockville and the National Rifle Association.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 217 E. Ohio Street, Rockville with Father Varghese Maliakkal officiating. Burial with military graveside honors by Parke County veterans will follow in Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Visitation is one hour prior to services Saturday at the Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville.

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Funeral Home:
Gooch Funeral Home
112 Howard Street
Rockville, IN
US 47872

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

217 E Ohio Street
Rockville, IN 47872





11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

217 E Ohio Street
Rockville, IN 47872





Memory Garden Cemetery

U.S. Highway 41
Rockville, IN 47872

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