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Funeral services for Shannon Perkins will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2011 in The Gospel Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church of Oakdale with the Revs. James Vandergriff and Shannon Buxton officiating. The Marine Corps will conduct military rites. Committal service will follow in the Black Jack Cemetery in Pitkin under the guidance of White Oaks, Oakdale.
Shannon, 42, of Oakdale, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in the Oakdale Community Hospital. He was born on August 31, 1969 in Alexandria to Charles Perkins and Cynthia Ann Doyle Perkins. He was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, and a 1987 graduate of the Oakdale High School. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps receiving Southwest Asia Service Metal with 2 stars, Navy Unit Commendation, Kuwait Liberation Metal, Combat Action Ribbon, and was a retiree from the Bureau of Prisons. Shannon was a loving husband, son, father, brother, and friend.
His father precedes him in death.
He leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 22 years, Wanda Perkins of Oakdale; two sons, Christopher Perkins and Anthony Perkins both of Oakdale; his mother, Cynthia "Ann" Doyle Perkins of Oakdale; one brother, Charles "Derek" Perkins of Oakdale; one sister, Christol Perkins Halvorson of Oakdale; one niece, Madison Halvorson; and two nephews, Colyn and Jayce Halvorson. He was loved by a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Pallbearers to serve will be Jamie Perkins, John Perkins, Scotty Perkins, Dewayne Perkins, Brian Lambright, and Dr. Rafael Frias.
Friends may call today from 8 a.m. until time of service in the church.
Published in The Town Talk on Dec. 23, 2011