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“Penny. I just learned of Ralph's passing. No words to express my profound sympathy. He was a lovely man. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Capaldi - Easley, SC

“Penny, so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. We will be praying for you and your family during this time..If you every get a chance, e-mail me I...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Georgia Wilson (Groves) Wilson - OK

“Dear Penny, Hal and I just learned of your loss. You and Ralph are so fondly remembered at the Vineyards. I also remember your sweet smile when we...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy & Hal Henderson - Salem, SC

“Penny - Praying for your family. Remembering your time at Riverside Wesleyan Church in Painted Post. May the Lord comfort you. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Don and Linda Auffhammer - FL

“Dear Penny, I am so sorry about your loss. I have tremendous respect for Ralph. We worked together on his career moves. He was a great leader, an...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Ed O'Brien - Painted Post, NY

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ted Kozlowski - Horseheads, NY

“Penny, my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing but he is with Jesus now. You were great friends from Riverside...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Penny and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences regarding the passing of your dear husband and father. I only met him briefly but I understand...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Deanna Pandolfi - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Ralph was a very nice man. I enjoyed getting to know him the few times we played golf together. He seemed quiet at times during the game butalways...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jon Lunn - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Ralph Perkins was my boss and friend. After having worked at Corning for 20 years, Ralph hired me as a manager in a very sensitive and important...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Richard Smith - Horseheads, NY

“Penny, so sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. I remember him as a very kind, caring and wonderful boss. We travelled together to many countries,...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Zia Haider - Atlanta, GA


Ralph L Perkins, 75, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Penny Price Perkins, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, September 11, 2019. His memorial service will be held at Pickens Presbyterian Church, 311 Main Street, Pickens, SC, on September 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private.

Born February 10, 1944 in Hugo, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Herbert Lee Perkins and the late Atcey Isbell Searcy Perkins. Ralph graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and retired as a corporate executive with Corning, Inc. He was involved with fundraising for the United Way and served as chairman of the board for Pickens Presbyterian Child Development Center. He was a former member of Pickens Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. Ralph enjoyed golf and fishing. He and Penny were avid hikers and world travelers. He was a member of Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Sullivan's Island, SC.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Penny; his son Wendell Perkins (Mark) of Andover, VT; his daughter Jennifer Sonntag (Mike) of Sumter, SC; grandchildren Ellen Perkins, Greyson Sonntag, and Sarah Sonntag; and his sister Naomi Stanfield of Hewitt, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pickens Presbyterian Child Development Center, P.O. Box 834, Pickens, SC 29671.