John “Jack” R. Perkins
Date of Birth
October 10, 1932
Hoyt, Kansas
Entered into Rest
September 23, 2017
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, September 29, 2017 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Air Force & American Legion #129

Visitation Directions

Thursday, September 28, 2017 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

John “Jack” R. Perkins, 84, of Ashland, NE, died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born October 10, 1932 in Hoyt, KS to David and Nila (DeBusk) Perkins.  In 1951, Jack graduated from Holton High School in Holton, KS.  On June 2, 1951, he was married to Velma Anderson in Holton, KS.  Jack served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force until his honorable discharge in 1957.  Jack and Velma moved to Ashland, NE in 1967 and lived there until retirement.  Following retirement they moved to Missouri and lived there for 18 years before returning to Ashland.  Jack worked for Western Electric for 28 years until his retirement.

Jack was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was a lifetime member of VFW #9776.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, he loved playing and calling Bingo and he always enjoyed trips to the casino.  Jack had a very out-going personality and he enjoyed being around people, especially spending time with his family.

He is survived by children, Debra (Larry) Strode of Papillion, Richard (Janet) Perkins of Ashland and Brenda (Steve) Minnick of Ashland; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Norma; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife Velma Perkins; parents, David and Nila Perkins; brothers, Elmer, Noble and William; sisters, Virginia, Goldie, Mary, Doris and Dixie.

Condolences for John “Jack” R. Perkins
  1. Mary Dailey
    • September 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers will be sent your way

  2. Mary and Don Cable
    • September 27, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father and friend. Mary and Don Cable (former neighbor on ‘C’ Street in Omaha, hunting buddy at the camp), and long-time friend.

  3. Jeff and Janea Coker and Family
    • September 27, 2017 - 1 year ago

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    We loved Jack and Velma.
    They would visit with us and our children while we were in the military and then when we got home.
    We loved hearing his stories.

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