LORRAINE — Charlie “Choc” Perkins, 81, died Sept. 29 at his home. Born Sept. 4, 1931 in Ringling, Okla., he was the son of Hosey and Eddie (Underwood) Perkins. A resident of the Lorraine area since 1945, he was a retired lead man for Ref-Chem in Bushton and a farmer and horseman. On Oct. 15, 1953, he married Elda Janzen in Lorraine. She survives.
Mr. Perkins was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lorraine.
Other survivors include sons Herbert and wife Jan of Ellsworth and Charles and wife Leslie of Great Bend; daughter Cindy Perkins Wereley and husband Brian of San Antonio, Texas; brothers T.J. of Eldorado and Johnny of Arkansas City; sisters Mary Folk of Bushton and Susie White of Arkansas City; grandchildren Kimberly and husband Joe, Levi and wife Jenifer, Aaron, Dustin, and Nicole and husband Travis; and great grandchildren Wyatt, Joseph, John, Kash, Shylo, Matthew and Lily. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Gerry Perkins, in 1973.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Lorraine. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday with family receiving friends 6 to 8 p.m. at Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth. Memorial contributions may be made to Lorraine Baptist Cemetery, in care the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Parsons Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 45
Ellsworth Ks. 67439
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 3, 2012