Paul Henry Perkins
Maiden Name: n/a
Paul Henry Perkins, 78, passed away July 6, 2000. He was born April 20, 1922 in . Caney, Oklahoma to Noah and Jincy Perkins. He met and married Tillie Cole Perkins and they had seven children.
Mr. Perkins was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served and fought during World War II in North Africa, France and Italy. He later earned the Silver Star, the second highest honor in the nation.
He received a certificate from a technical trading school in Okmulgee.
In 1957, the couple made their home in California where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years until he retired. After the death of his wife, he lived with his son in Idaho for a year and later returned to Atoka where he resided until his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Lewis Paul Perkins; daughter, Dolores Kay Perkins; sisters, Alene Tucker, Ozella Woolsey, Lillie Trimmer and Lula Gay; brothers, Silas James Perkins and Impson Perkins, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include his sister, Ida Perkins, and her husband, Bill, of Caney; sons, Be-Arker ‘Tinker’ Perkins and wife, Donna, of Pocatello, Idaho, Phillip Perkins, Sr. and wife, Gloria, of St. Michaels, Arizona, Keith Perkins and James Perkins, both of Anaheim, California, and Noah Bo” Perkins of Durant, Oklahoma and numerous nieces nephews and grandchildren.