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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.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Saturday, September 28
11:00 AM    3854309 3950947 20190928T110000

Pickens Presbyterian Church

311 Main Street Pickens, SC 29671