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Danny Joe Perkins, 69, Summer Shade, KY (1948-2017)

He was a farmer and a retired self employed mechanic. He was a 1966 graduate of Metcalfe County High School and a member of the Goodson Chapel Methodist Church. He leaves seven direct and three step living descendants.
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Danny Joe Perkins, age 69, of Summer Shade, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2pmCT, at the Goodson Chapel Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday, August 4, 2017, 2pm-8pmCT, and on Saturday, 7am-10:30amCT, at McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, and after 11amCT, until time of services at Goodson Chapel Methodist Church.

Danny Joe Perkins, 69, Summer Shade, KY (1948-2017)

He was born July 4, 1948 in Glasgow, Barren County, KY. He was a son of the late Calvin Hartzell & Ernestine Rigsby Perkins. He died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in Summer Shade, Metcalfe County, KY, at the age of 69 years, 29 days.

He was a farmer and a retired self employed mechanic. He was a member of the Goodson Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include:
  • One daughter: Tina (Michael) Blackburn, Glasgow, KY

  • One son: Tim (Melissa) Perkins, Summer Shade, KY

  • Two brothers: Larry (Margaret) Perkins, Glasgow, KY; and Mike Perkins, FL
  • Five grandchildren: Colton Satterly, Tanner Perkins, Kyle Roach, Jonah and Ben Blackburn

  • His former wife: Cheryl Perkins

  • One step daughter: Tiffany (David) Matthews, Summer Shade, KY

  • Two step grandchildren: Kennon & Lulu Matthews.
Send condolences to the family of Billy Joe Perkins

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kosairs Children's Hospital.

McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Remembering high school classmate Danny Joe Perkins

2017-08-03 - Edmonton, KY - Photo from the 1966 Metcalfe County Hornets Nest High School Yearbook.

Seems like just yesterday Danny Joe Perkins and the rest of our 1966 Metcalfe County High School senior class wished each other good luck and went out into the world to seek our fortunes. Little did we know how quickly the years would fly by. He passed away just about a month after turning 69, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at his home in Summer Shade. Danny Joe will be remembered as a truly good person, inside and out.

- Linda Marcum Waggener, classmate

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