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Bill Perkins, 71, leader in Taylor County, KY (1948-2020)

He was the Chairman of Veterans Services for Memorial Day and Veterans Day and was always ready to help any Veteran, a life member of VFW, Post #5910 in Lebanon, KY, and an active member in The American Legion Post #82 of Campbellsville.

William R. "Bill" Perkins age 71 passed away Saturday April 4, 2020.

The Funeral Service and Burial will be private due to recommendations / guidelines from The Office of Governor Andy Beshear and the KY Funeral Directors Association.

Bill was born July 7th, 1948 in Lebanon, KY. He wa s son of the late O.R. "Rube" Perkins and Edith Payne Perkins. He was twice retired from B.I.G. of McDonough, GA. He started with them as Terminal Manager of Bennett Truck Transport and retired the second time with Bennett DriveAway as a Corporate Level Employee, Manager of Business Development in July 2018.

He served his country honorably being a U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran of 1969-70. Then as a Try 1 with the local U.S. Army National Guard of Campbellsville, KY ending in 1975.

Continuing as local Chairman of Veterans Services for Memorial Day, July 4th, and of course Veterans Day, more recently adding Vietnam Veterans Day, each March 29th.

Bill was always ready to help any Veteran and was a life member of The VFW, Post #5910 in Lebanon, KY, and an active member in The American Legion Post #82 of Campbellsville, KY.

He was also a Colonel of many years with The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

His favorite passing of time was trading, riding the Harleys or working at the farm.

Bill was of the Baptist Faith and attended Point Pleasant Lighthouse Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, O.R. "Rube" Perkins and Edith Payne Perkins, a brother James E. "Sonny" Perkins and a step-nephew Ricky Caple.

Survivors include, A Very Special Lady Friend, Linda C. Richardson of Bardstown, KY, one sister, Shirley Perkins Caple (Donnie) of Plant City, Florida. A sister-in-law, Ocilla Perkins of Elk Horn, KY. Two nephews, N. Rocky Sprowles of Louisville, KY, and Rex M. Perkins (Margie) of Campbellsville, KY. One step-niece, Donna Caple of Winter Haven, Florida. Four great nephews and one great niece, along with Aunts, Uncles, and a host of other family and friends.

Memorials for William R. "Bill" Perkins may be flowers but are suggested to be Gideon Bibles or donations to the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard and can be made by contacting the funeral home.

Auberry - Gupton & Chandler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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