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Stanley Perkins, 79, Adair County, KY (1938-2017)

He was a beloved Downtown Columbia person, a familiar figure one could rely on to liven up a day. He lived two blocks off the Columbia Square, and chose to walk most places he went, catching a ride with a friend for visits to nearby towns, hiring only an occasional cab to meet is active travel plans. He loved country music and had an encylopedic mind on the subject. He had a passion for playing cards, and was a master storyteller. He will be deeply missed. He was a member of a highly regarded South Central Kentucky family, the son of the late David & Louellen Perkins. He leaves one direct living descendant, William Stanley Perkins, Jr.
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Stanley Perkins, 79, of Columbia, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at 3:24amCT, at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 3pmCT, at Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating. Burial will follow the service. There will be no visitation.

Stanley Perkins, 79, Adair County, KY (1938-2017)

He was born February 24, 1938, in Taylor County, KY. He was the son of the late David & Louellen Perkins. He died Monday, October 9, 2017, in Greensburg, Green County, KY, at the age of 79 years, seven months, and 15 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth & Woody Perkins, and one sister, Treva Bryant.

Survivors include:
  • One son: William Stanley Perkins, Jr. of Chicago, IL

  • Two brothers: Donald Perkins of Edmonton, KY; & Russell Guy Perkins of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Reba Agee of Ft. Wayne, IN

  • Several other relatives and friends
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Stanley Perkins, 79, Adair County, KY (1938-2017)

2017-10-09 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo photo by Ed Waggener,

Stanley Perkins, 79, Adair County, KY (1938-2017)

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