Clarence Randolph “Buddy” Perkins, 72, of Virginia Heights Road in Pearisburg, departed this life Tuesday January 8, 2008 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. Born in Giles County on May 1, 1935 he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Maggie Riggs Perkins. He was retired from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford and preceded in death by his wife Wanda Johnston Perkins, sisters Gertrude Thornhill, Elsie Conley, brothers Eugene Perkins, Courtland Perkins, Edward Perkins, John Perkins, Robert Perkins, Herbert Perkins, Carroll Perkins.
He leaves to cherish his memory a step-son and his wife (caregivers) Robby and Dreama McNeill of Pearisburg; a daughter and son-in-law Rhonda and David Garriques of Richmond; grandchildren,Brandon McNeill, Christopher McNeill, Joey Garriques, Mary Garriques, Jennie Garriques a brother Amos Perkins of Pembroke; and a sister Leoma Rock of Pearisburg.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following at The Anderson Cemetery at Mt. View, Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.