Marion Ross Perkins, 92 of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his family.
Marion was born at Canvas in Nicholas County, a son of the late Ross Morton and Pearl Julia (Carpenter) Perkins.
Marion was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Virginia (Boyce) Perkins on November 3, 2008.
Marion proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II as a highly decorated infantry Rifleman, Company L, 745. He served in the Battle of Luzon, Philippine Islands.
He retired in 1983 from the Westinghouse Lamp Plant in the Batch Department with 30 years of service. Marion was a devoted husband and family man. He loved animals especially is dog, Pete. He enjoyed feeding the birds and watching the deer and turkeys in his yard. In his younger years, he enjoyed whittling.
He is survived by three loving daughters, Linda Hogan of Fairmont, Susan Thrash and husband, Lewis “Butch “, of Fairmont and Rene’ Gore and her companion Shannon Smith of Fairmont; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jodi and Fred Hammond, Crystal and James Delligatti, Cindy and Michael Crandall and Michael Gore and his companion Teresa Pollock all of Fairmont; 10 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Also surviving are a brother-in-law Raymond “Pete” Boyce and his wife Elnor of Fairmont and two sisters- in -law, Joan Boyce of Fairmont and Sandra Campbell and her husband John of Utah and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Marion was preceded in death by a grandson, Roy “JR” Allen Hogan III and two brothers, Lloyd S. Perkins and Delbert R. Perkins.
Friends and family may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm and on Friday from 11am to 1pm. The funeral service will be at 1pm on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Full Military Honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on April 6, 2016