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George Lee Perkins

George Lee Perkins Jr. 81, passed away on Oct. 14, 2017 at his home in Farmville, VA. He was born on April 17, 1936 in Buckingham County, a son of the late George L. Perkins and Pearl Jones Perkins.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 31 years, Elsie Adams Perkins; four sisters Gladys P. Collins, Ruth P. Carson, Vanessa P. Harris and Edith P. Hickman; five brothers Roy, Marvin, Lester, Lawrence and William Ernest “Red” Perkins.

George is survived by his children; Diana D. Allen and her husband Kenneth of Hood, VA, Jeff L. Perkins of Farmville, Tony S. Wood of Orlando FL, Kimberly W. Auriemma and her husband Joseph of Canton, Georgia, five grandchildren; Robert D. Williams Jr. and wife Terran of Scottsdale, Arizona, Susan L. Williams of Richmond, Kayla M. Auriemma, Hannah G. Auriemma, Sydney Auriemma of Canton, Georgia and three great-grandchildren.

George, along with his son Jeff, operated Perkins Electric Company in Farmville for over 40 years. In addition to electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, he had many other talents including carpenter, mechanic, farm, dog trainer and gunsmith. There was very little he could not do. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved all types of hunting and fishing. He also shot competition skeet on the Virginia circuit and won many awards.

A funeral service will be held at Olive Branch United Methodist Church in Prospect

on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch United Methodist Church, 98 Olive Branch Rd, Prospect, VA 23960.

Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.