SGM Robert Sherman Perkins, Sr. (US Army, Retired), age 84, of Clarksville, TN, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at his residence.
Robert was born March 27, 1937, to Sherman and Vilda Perkins, in Delta, UT. He joined the Army in November 1958 at the age of 21 and had 30 years of service before retiring in 1988. While enlisted, Robert was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and many other service medals. He was a proud Vietnam veteran with other overseas tours to Germany (3) and Korea (1). Robert was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish, and shoot with his son and grandsons. He was the best Dad and Grampy ever and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Miller Perkins; and wife, Ingeborg Mancini Perkins. He is survived by his daughters, Wendy Bonnell, Terri Perkins, Carolyn Hummel, and Michelle Waddell; son, Robert Sherman Perkins, Jr.; brother, Dean Perkins; sister, Connie Theobald; seven grandchildren, Kristoffer Hummel, Jeremy Hummel, Sherman Hummel, Misty Hux, Michael Hux, Kimber Ellison, and Nicole Davenport; and six great grandchildren, Lyric Hummel, Becca Ann Hummel, Jordan Hux, Aubrey Davis, Carter Marx, and Korrey Greene.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 19, at 10:00 AM, at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Liverworth Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, from 9:00 AM until the hour of service, at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Christa Delvendahl, Dixie Fugate, Faith Perry, and Comfort Care Hospice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.
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