Perkins, Richard Thomas
On May 29th, 2013, Richard T. Perkins, 66 , laid down his shield after a valiant battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully, at his own home, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was a skilled machinist, highly sought after in his field. He enjoyed spending time with his family on boating, camping and fishing trips. He had a lifelong love of motorcycles, cars and auto racing. He was the son of the late C.V. "Dick" Perkins and Shirley A. Perkins. He leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Rita Friddle Perkins; son, Edward "Eddie" Duane(Tabitha) Perkins; daughter, Angela Diane Perkins; sisters, Paula Calbom, Sandra Mitchell and Brenda Morgan; and countless friends and loved ones. He will be cremated and his ashes will rest in several of the places he loved most. A Celebration of Richard Perkins Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 8th, at the Romero Family home, at 5226 South 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations "In loving Memory of Richard Perkins", to
, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Lowmans Arizona Funeral Home, Inc., (602) 276-3601.