Sunday, November 28

Robert D. Perkins

Dec. 23, 1949 – Oct. 29, 2021

Robert D. Perkins, 71, of Anderson, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Community Hospital in Anderson following a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 23, 1949, in Anderson to Clinton and Christine Perkins.

Mr. Perkins attended Madison Heights High School in Anderson. He retired from Firestone Corporation in Noblesville after 31 years.

Mr. Perkins enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus at Christmas time. He also enjoyed working with his hands.

Survivors include his wife, Karen “Sue” Perkins of Anderson; two children, Connie Jo (Andrew) Stone of Anderson and James (Stephanie) Perkins of Surprise, Ariz.; sister, Theresa (George) Corrie of Ky.; grandchildren, Jacob (Tashae) Gray, Cody (Heather) Gray, Emily Perkins, Zachary Perkins and Sierrah Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Victoria Gray and Na’Kyah Gray; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters.

A Funeral Service is scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street in Lapel, with Andrew Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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