Donald Paul Perkins, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Royal Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, at the age of 78. Donald was born on May 8, 1933, in Terre Haute, the son of the Rev. G. Glenn and Fern R. (Burns) Perkins. He was united in marriage to his loving wife of over 40 years, the former Karen S. Page on Sept. 4, 1969. He worked for several years as a fork truck driver at J.I. Case, enjoyed riding motorcycles, and spending time in his yard.
In addition to his loving wife, Karen, Don leaves behind his son, Kevin G. Perkins of Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, Jim and wife Bobbie of Georgetown, Texas., Marvin and wife Sharon of Hilliard, Fla., and Gary and wife Beverly of Montgomery, Texas; and his sister, Betty Malz of Clearwater, Fla. Donald also is survived by several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and several cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Gene; niece, Brenda (Upchurch) Smart; and also a brother-in-law, Johnny Upchurch.
Cremation will take place with private burial following in Roselawn Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at: