Senate Bill Introduced To Rename Part Of Highway 29 For Highway Worker Killed Last Year

March 14, 2019

A bill was introduced Wednesday in the Florida Senate to rename a portion of Highway 29 near McDavid for a highway worker struck and killed by a vehicle last year.

If passed into law, the bill by Sen. Doug Broxson would designate Highway 29 between Cox Road and Sigler Road as “Maceo Perkins Parkway”.

Maceo A. Perkins, 41, was with a group of workers employed by Broad Spectrum working on Highway 29 near Siglar Road. Just after noon on April 6, 2018, he was hit by a vehicle driven by 60-year old Sharon Odom of Century. The Florida Highway Patrol said  Odom’s 2006 Ford Mustang traveled off the roadway onto the west shoulder, colliding with Perkins and the workers’ unoccupied Dodge Ram truck.. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“That was my best friend. That was everything I had. It’s like a part of me is gone,” Perkins’ wife Laquinda Perkins said.

The couple moved to Escambia County in 2017 to be near their parents. Maceo had a distinct passion for cooking and also enjoyed football and traveling. He awoke early every morning to work out, read scripture, and occasionally worked on his plan to open a local Wing Spot franchise. Everyone who knew Maceo always had wonderful things to say about his positive and upbeat character and his respectful and friendly nature, according to an Escambia County resolution.

Odom passed away at her Century home four days after the crash. file photos, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Senate Bill Introduced To Rename Part Of Highway 29 For Highway Worker Killed Last Year”

  1. Kalli on March 14th, 2019 3:10 pm

    I’m very glad to see this… I met his wife at work after the fact and she is such a sweet lady and misses her husband very much.. glad is legacy can live on!

  2. Calvinqualls on March 14th, 2019 5:19 am

    Sad situations all the way around where nothing can be done but it sounds like he was a wonderful guy to have something to remember him by also sad for the lady that lost her life as well

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