Denver B. Perkins

On the very beautiful fall day of Oct. 23, 2008, Denver Byron Perkins, 75, passed away peacefully with his family at his side and he is now with the Lord.

Denver was born on June 15, 1933, in Imboden, Ark. He served in the US Navy. Denver married the love of his life, Winona Mae Masters, on Aug. 23, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., and raised three children. They were married 54 years. Denver, like his father, was a trucker! For 42 years Denver was an owner-operator and drove his big rigs all over the United States. On the side, he was a cattle rancher and hay farmer in the Eagle Point area. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a very hard working man and no job was too big including his battle with Alzheimers which he bravely endured for the last eight years of his life.

Denver is survived by his wife of 54 years, Winona Mae; his children, son, James Byron Perkins, of Eagle Point, son, Kenneth Louis, and Cinda Perkins, of Gold Hill, and daughter, Melinda Sue, and Jerry Mann, of Eagle Point; grandchildren, Robin James Perkins, and Brandi Mann; sisters, Billie Tapp, and Annabeth Crosley, as well as close friends, Mike Noonan, and Jim Meade. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Jamie Trautman and Isabelle Perkins.

Funeral services will be held at — p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Memory Gardens Chapel. Mausoleum entombment will be in Memory Gardens Mausoleum.