John E. PerkinsAugust 30, 1944 ~ September 11, 2017 (age 73)
John E. Perkins, 73, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born on August 30, 1944 to the late William S. and Frances Rose (Clements) Perkins in Indianapolis.
John worked for 7-Up Bottling for over thirty years and then retired from Coca Cola Bottling after ten years. He was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. James M. Downey Council 3660 and St. Jude Catholic Church. John was an avid I.U. and Chicago Bears fan who loved to play golf and drive his 1957 Chevy Bel-Air.
Survivors include his loving wife, Deborah K. (Curl) Perkins; children, John E. Perkins, Jr. (Carol Guidry) and Lynne M. Lewis (Robert); siblings, Jerry L. Perkins, Susan J. Glaze (Carl) and Mary K. Kellermeier; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Kathy Perkins.
Family and friends will gather on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 18 at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church with additional visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to St. Jude Catholic Church or the Humane Society. Arrangements and care were provided by Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lauckfuneralhome.com.