Richard Arlen “Rick” Perkins, Jr.


Richard Arlen “Rick” Perkins Jr., 60, of Whiteland, passed away Sunday morning, June 11, 2017, in Danville as the result of a motorcycle accident.

He was born Nov. 9, 1956, in Centralia, Illinois, the son of Richard Arlen Perkins Sr. and Shirley Ann (Castleberry) Gardner.

His loving wife, Paula June (Allman), whom he married June 1, 1996, survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Shirley Gardner of Fairfield, Illinois; two daughters, Christy Lynn (Jeff) Davenport of Geff, Illinois and Krista Lynn Dean of Franklin; two sons, Richard Arlen (Denise) Perkins of Geff, Illinois, and Gary Nathan (Kirstin) Perkins of Olney, Illinois; two sisters, Patricia Perkins of Evansville and Dorothy (Mark) Vaughn of Barnhill, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; and fur babies, Gunnar and Josie.

He was preceded in death by his father; and his brother, Kenneth Lee Perkins.

Rick attended school in Illinois and worked as a maintenance supervisor at Valle Vista Hospital in Greenwood for 20 years.

He was a member of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) and wrote a chaplain’s column for the ABATE magazine. In addition, Rick was a past member of Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA). Rick was vice president of the Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club at the time of his death.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held for Rick at 1 p.m. Saturday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin, with calling on Saturday from 10 a.m. to the time of service.

Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club will be hosting a memorial service and final ride June 24. More information on that will be added to the Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home website.

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