John Clark Perkins

June 9, 2020

Mr. John Clark Perkins, age 85, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020, at his home in Atmore, Alabama.

Mr. Perkins was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore, Alabama. He retired from Monsanto, was a used car dealer, owned B&J Bait Shop, very loving and giving to his family and under privileged in our area. He never met a stranger, enjoyed singing, and was a jokester and a member of the Canoe (Methodist) Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Velma Marie Perkins; parents, John and Rosie Perkins; grandson, Thomas Guy Byrne IV; step-father, Shirley Hammac and son-in-law, Thomas Guy Byrne, III.

He is survived by one son, John Terrell (Melba Jean) Perkins of Northport, AL; two daughters, Joanne Perkins (Larry M.) Bonds of Atmore, AL and Janice Perkins Byrne of Stockton, AL; two step-sons, Lane (Vernie) Mosley of Henderson, TN and Brady Mosley of Century, FL; four step-daughters, Rose Anna (Ray) Smith of Camden, SC, Enola (Dan) Godwin of Byrneville, FL, Amy (Lanell) Welch of Flomaton, AL and Myra (Joe) Reid of Byrneville, FL; 10 grandchildren, Tina (Wes) Walby, Tiffany (Steven) Cierocke, Tierney (Jason) Broadwater, Christopher (Mary) Byrne, Nikki (Terry) Lile, Katherine Byrne, Lori (Wesley) Rider, Larry W. (Sherri) Bonds, Stevie (Dixie) Bonds and Josh Bonds; 26 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Willie Armstrong and Rev. Larry Renfroe officiating.

Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gage Mueller, Myrrick Walby, Chris Byrne, Nikki Lile, Tiffany Cierocke, Wesley Rider, Larry Wayne Bonds, B.J. Reid and Randal Bonds.

Honorary pallbearers were Cary West, John B. Perkins Broadwater, Cooper Rider, Christopher Byrne, Jr., Lestyn Byrne, Jared Lile, Steven Bonds, Josh Bonds, Wes Walby, Terry Lile, Steven Cierocke, Jason Broadwater, Sharon Smith, Adrienne Winand and Covenant Care Hospice.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Covenant Care Hospice or Canoe (Methodist) Church at 155 S. Canoe Road, Atmore, AL 36502.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of all arrangements.


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