Denver Byron Perkins, 75, died Oct. 23, 2008, at his home.
Mr. Perkins was born on June 15, 1933, in Imboden, Ark. He served in the US Navy. Mr. Perkins married the love of his life, Winona Mae Masters, on Aug. 23, 1954 in Kansas City, Mo. They raised three children.
Mr. Perkins, like his father, was a trucker. For 42 years he was an owner-operator and drove his big rigs all over the United Stats. On the side, he was a cattle rancher and hay farmer in the Eagle Point area.
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.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, Winona Mae, he is survived by a son, James Byron Perkins, of Eagle Point and a son, Kenneth Louis, of Gold Hill; and a daughter, Melinda Sue Mann, of Eagle Point, as well as two grandchildren and two sisters, Billie Tapp and Annabeth Crosley, and close friends, Mike Noonan and Jim Meade.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Jamie Trautman and Isabelle Perkins.
The funeral service for Mr. Perkins will be Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at Memory Gardens Chapel. Mausoleum entombment will be in Memory Gardens Mausoleum.