Leon J. Perkins

Dec 18, 2014

Jan. 1, 1913 Jan. 30, 2007

GREENWICH Leon J. Perkins, 94, of Greenwich, died Tuesday night at his home.

He was born Jan. 1, 1913 in Pike County, Ky., son of the late Walter J. and Ethel Perkins. He had lived in Martin, Ky. for about 30 years before moving to Greenwich in 1969.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He worked for several mining companies in Ky. and also had worked at Mid-West Industries in Willard and Akron Standard Mold in Greenwich. He was a member of the United Mine Workers.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edna (Reed) Perkins; sons, Terry Perkins of Warsaw, Indiana, Steve Perkins of Willard, Carl Perkins of Milan, John Perkins of Greenwich and Jerry Perkins of New London; daughters, Ruth Perkins, Pat Sexton and Mary Poll, all of Greenwich; and 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughters, Ethel Duff and Shirley Perkins.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 96 Townsend St., Greenwich, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with pastor Gary Adkins officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven.

Eastman Funeral Home, 49 West Main St., Greenwich, is handling arrangements.