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Thomas Luther Perkins

January 19, 1955 — September 15, 2023

Farmville

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Luther Perkins, USA, Retired, age 68, of Farmville, died peacefully
surrounded by family on Friday, September 15, 2023. Tommy, as he was known amongst his
friends, was a model citizen, a devoted husband and father, and a caring and thoughtful friend.
He was a gentleman, a man’s man, a genuine leader, and someone who would laugh, talk, and
share stories with anyone. Tommy enjoyed everything life had to offer. He was a loyal
serviceman, serving his country for 32 years as a member of the Virginia Army National Guard.
Tommy retired in 2008 after a successful career that earned him numerous awards,
commendations, and honors, although he believed his greatest achievement was his family.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife of nearly 49 years, Nora Beckham Perkins; sons Jeremy
Perkins (Jerri) of McKinney, Texas, and Paul Perkins (Nicole) of Farmville, Virginia; grandsons,
Silas, Dean, Vaughn, and Bodhi Perkins; sisters Janet Perkins Card (Glenn) of Red Oak,
Virginia, and Frankie Perkins McAbee (Ernie) of Farmville, Virginia; mother-in-law Ann Davis
Beckham of Farmville, Virginia; sisters- and brothers-in-law Ann Beckham Brightbill (Harold) of
Stokesdale, North Carolina, Mary Beckham Harris (Hilton) of Farmville, Virginia, and Tom
Beckham (Paulette) of Richmond, Virginia, in addition to a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Thornton Perkins and Betty Moore Perkins, and
his father-in-law Captain Thomas Moore Beckham, USA, Retired.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at Puckett Funeral
Home in Farmville. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 11
a.m. at Westview Cemetery in Farmville, followed by an internment.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the
Wounded Warrior Project.

 

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