Jerry Boone Perkins
Jerry Boone Perkins, 76, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in Plano. Funeral services were held at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington with interment at Pidcoke Cemetery, Gatesville. Jerry was born on January 30, 1940, in Coryell County to William Edmond Perkins and Bessie Elizabeth Seay Perkins. Raised in Pidcoke/Coryell County, he had resided in Arlington since 1964. Jerry graduated in 1959 from Gatesville High School and from Texas A&M University School of Engineering in 1963. He worked as a tooling engineer at General Motors in Arlington from 1964 to 2002. Jerry enjoyed creative designs with metal work and was an incredible handyman. He loved helping others and was a longtime deacon in the church. He researched the future of medical technology and was passionate about foreign currency. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and four sisters. Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Karen Hilliard Perkins; sons, Timothy Brent Perkins and Troy Boone Perkins and wife, Heather Lynn; sisters, Anna Kylene Madison and Artis Lynn Myer and husband, Art; sister-in-law, Marcia Perkins; and grandchildren, Casey, Emmilea, Mason, Trent and Travis.