Donald Perkins

Donald Clayton Perkins Jr.

Friday, June 24th, 1938 - Saturday, February 15th, 2020
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Mr. Donald Clayton Perkins, Jr. age 81 passed away unexpectedly February 15, 2020 at Atrium Health University City.

A private burial with military honors will be held for the family. A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, February 29 at 2 pm at First Baptist Church in Indian Trail, 732 Indian Trail Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

Mr. Perkins was born June 24, 1938 in Avery County, NC. He was the son of Mildred Clove Smith and Odie Payton Smith. He was also preceded in death by sister, Joyce Johnson; brothers, Danny and Stevie Smith and one grandchild.

Don was an Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a loving dad, and a
great “PaPa” to his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughters, Nicole Perkins and husband, Michael Barnes of Concord, Lisa Perkins-Dodrill of Shelby, and Laura Alfonso and husband Daniel of Hawaii; sons, Robbie Perkins and wife, Michele of Hawaii, Jerry “Shorty” Perkins of Concord, and Michael Perkins and wife, Debra of Roanoke, VA; sister, Tommie Buck and husband, Harry of Johnson City, TN; brother, Michael Smith and wife, Jane of Elk Park, NC; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to NC Patriot Guard, P.O. Box 36202, Fayetteville, NC, 28303.
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    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church-Indian Trail
    732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road
    INDIAN TRAIL, NC 28079
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Condolence to the bereaved family. From your family at Kahului Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maui, Hawaii.
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Ruth Smith

Posted at 05:20pm
Our deepest & sincerest condolences to all who loved him, including me & Deseray~ Ruth Smith

Cindy Sloan

Posted at 10:41pm
Several years ago I met a group of men that would meet regularly for breakfast at McDonald's. That's when I met Don & Shorty. I always looked forward to seeing those two because there was never a dull moment.
Don had the greatest stories about his life. Don never met a stranger, he had such a big heart and even bigger smile. Don made even being shot, stabbed, blown up, and every bone in his body being broken, hilarious. Shorty you need to write that Bio about your Dad! You two are the greatest father and son duo I have ever known. I am so blessed to have met you both and even more blessed we are friends!
Don, you will be missed my friend, but never, ever forgotten. Thanks for the Memories!

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