Julius graduated from Oakdale High School in 1945. He then went to the University of Lafayette on a basketball scholarship for 1 year before enlisting in the Navy spending most of his time in China. After about 2 ½ years in the military, Julius went to Louisiana College in Pineville on a football scholarship graduating in 1950. He met and married the love of his life in 1950 and was married for 64 years. He went to work for Mobil Oil in Lake Charles and then went to work for Big 3 Industries which later became Air Liquide, Inc. retiring after almost 35 years. He is survived by his wife Rita; two children: Becky Debetaz and husband Tommy, and Don Perkins; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; 1 niece Josette Williams and nephew Johnny McDaniel of Houston. He is preceded in death by his son David Perkins; his father Julius Perkins, mother Emily Perkins; sister Helen McDaniel of Houston; brother Jim Perkins of Fort Worth; and niece Lawana Perkins. He was a member of Comite Baptist Church. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Monday May 12, 2014 from 10am until service time at 12:00pm. Interment will follow inside Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Maurice Browning, Mike Lee, Charles Bates, Camille McInnis, Carey Jenkins, and Clem Mullins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Julius' honor to a
or to a retired veterans association. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.greenoaksfunerals.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 9 to May 11, 2014