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Jake Norman Perkins, Jr.

October 19, 1923 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 95)

Jake Norman “J.N.” Perkins, Jr., 95, of Reidsville, went to be with the Lord Thursday September 5, 2019 at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 P.M. Sunday September 8, 2019 at Lowe’s United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites provided by the Rockingham County Honor Guard.

A native of Granville County he was the son of the late Jake Norman and Effie Fitts Perkins and had lived in the Williamsburg Community of Rockingham County his entire life. A retired tobacco grader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture he also was a tobacco farmer and was best known for his ostriches. He was a founding Member, founding Board Member, and one of the first Assistant Chiefs of the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department. A member and former choir director at Lowe’s United Methodist Church, he owned and operated Perkins & Sons Allis Chalmers Tractor Dealership for many years. J.N. was a US Army veteran of WWII and was preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn Whicker “Blondie” Perkins, and a son Charles William Perkins.

Survivors include his son: Ronald Norman Perkins (Alice) of Reidsville, daughter-in-law: Aljean Shelton Perkins of Reidsville, grandchildren: Joanna Nightingale (Terry), Steven Perkins (Chrissy), Melissa Boone, Scott Perkins (Ashley), Nicole Petty (B.J.), Kerry Cable (Taft), and Marianne Morgan, seventeen great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, and his very special caregiver: Judy Perkins.

The family will see friends 6:00 till 8:00 P.M. Saturday September 7, 2019 at Lowe’s United Methodist Church and at other times will be at the home of his son Ron Perkins 422 Cook Florist Rd. Reidsville, NC.

Memorials may be sent to: Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department 175 Williamsburg Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320 or to Lowe’s United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund 3191 NC Hwy 87 Reidsville, NC   27320.

Citty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to:

Lowes United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund
3191 NC Hwy 87, Reidsville NC 27320

Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department
175 Williamsburg Rd., Redisville NC 27320

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