James Perkins

Obituary of James Jackson Perkins

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James “Jackie” Perkins of Roanoke, Virginia passed away peacefully in his home on May 14th, 2022 at the age of 77. 

Jackie was born in December of 1944 in Roanoke, Virginia to George and Gertrude Perkins, and he was 1 of 11 siblings. Jackie was an avid hunter, motorcyclist in The Empty Tomb Ministry where he was known as Wingman, and a Native American artifact seeker. Jackie married his wife Jean in 1969. They had a full and adventurous 53 years of life together. They professionally danced for the Star City Cloggers and The Fiddle and Banjo Club as flatfooters. Jackie was a man of God, loved his family, and was a proud American. 

Jackie is survived in death by his devoted wife, Jean, with his three sons and their families; Richard and Loama Perkins, Tony Perkins, Jason and Elizabeth Perkins; Jackie’s grandchildren, Heather Perkins, Roni Dunbar, Richard Perkins II, Christopher and his wife Sabrina Perkins, Ryan Bailey, Katelyn Bailey, Jason Jr. , and Kailyn Dawson,  with many great grandchildren and numerous loved ones and friends who will miss him. 

The viewing will be held at Simpsons Funeral Home, on Friday May 20th from 6-8 pm. 

The funeral will be held at 10am on Saturday May 21st at Exalted Church; located at 5319 Williamson Rd Roanoke, VA 24012. 

Graveside service to directly follow at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. 

Any condolences or kind regards can be sent to Simpsons Funeral Home. 



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 20, 2022
Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, Peters Creek Road
5160 Peters Creek
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 10:55 am
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Exalted Church
5319 Williamson Road
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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