Don Perkey

May 21, 2013

Don Perkey, 85 of Paragould, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Paragould.  Don was the owner/operator of Don Perkey’s Shoes and a member of 7th and Mueller Church of Christ.Don has been a member of 7th. and Mueller Church of Christ since 1958, a  member of the Paragould Kiwanis Club since 1958 with 46 years of perfect attendance and has received the George Hixson Fellow Award, he has always been an instrumental part of  the Goodfellows Program, he was an avid golfer, a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Arkansas and Oklahoma,  a World War II Navy veteran, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.  At the time of his death, Don held the lowest numbered Arkansas Funeral Directors license in the state of Arkansas.  His number was #6.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alvis and Ruthel Crow Perkey and sister Alveda Traylor.
Survivors include his wife, Loree Campbell Perkey of the home; daughters, Donna (Robert) Helvering of Omaha, NE, and Patti (Don) Ernst of Little Rock;  grandchildren Douglas (Megan) Helvering, Daniel Helvering, Kristin (Kyle) Jackson, Katie Ernst and Jonathan Ernst; a great grandchild Kallie Jackson.
Funeral services were held on April 7, 2013.