Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX


Russell "Russ" William Perkins

24 July , 194828 October , 2019

Russell “Russ” William Perkins,71, Beloved Brother, Husband, and Father passed away peacefully in his home in Amarillo, Texas on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director’s Pioneer Chapel, 5400 Bell Ave. in Amarillo. A celebration of Russell’s life will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10am in the Trinity Fellowship Student Ministry Building, 5000 Hollywood Rd.; with Kyle Wilkinson presiding. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of Faith.

Russ was born in Falfurrias, Texas on July 24, 1948 to George Howard and Jannie Francis (Cornforth) Perkins. Russ lived a life full of love and humor. After graduating from High School in Hawaii, Russ joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge, he married Sheri Hedrick, on July 1, 1972. He then obtained his master’s degree in Geology from Idaho State University. Together, he and Sheri produced four amazingly brilliant children. He has resided in Amarillo, Texas for the past 35 years. Russ was loved by all who had the honor of knowing him. Russ fiercely loved his family, humbly served his Lord, was a friend to dozens, brother to four, and a hard-working employee.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents and father in law Sam Hedrick. Those left to cherish Russ’s memories are his beloved Sheri Perkins of Amarillo, son Matt Perkins of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, daughters Callie Roberts of San Antonio, Texas, Erin Meyers of Goodyear, Arizona, and Lori Vinson of Amarillo, Texas; Grandchildren Mason Perkins, Asher Perkins, McKenna Perkins, Samara Roberts, Josiah Roberts, Gideon Roberts, Miriam Roberts, Alea Meyers, Benton Meyers, Titan Meyers, August Vinson, and AshLynn Vinson. Russ also leaves behind his Mother in Law, Billie Hedrick, Brothers Malcolm Perkins of Spokane, Washington, and David Perkins of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Sisters Debra Jennings of Alamogordo, New Mexico and Teresa Young of Sawyer, Oklahoma as well as many nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.


  • Mark Hedrick
  • Greg Meyers
  • Jon Roberts
  • Lance Vinson
  • Asher Perkins
  • Mason Perkins
  • Gideon Roberts
  • Josiah Roberts


  • Visitation Thursday, 31 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 1 November , 2019


Russell "Russ" William Perkins

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Tammy Johnson (Harrison)

31 October 2019

I am so very sorry for your heartache with this loss. Cousin Bubby was so special. I will miss his Facebook posts so much ! I remember his visit to us in Arkansas when I was a teen.... I thought he was the most amazing guy ever! He gave me my first ride on a motorcycle, we all went to the creek & went swimming and ate watermelon chilled by that frigid creek water. My mom never laughed much in those days but while he was there she & Bill laughed a lot. I know they are having a joyful reunion but oh how we miss them all. I am so thankful I got the chance to visit a few years ago. I raise a HALLELUJAH for you Bubby!

Tamar Selmi-Young

30 October 2019

My Uncle Bubby was loving and kind, silly and fun. Some of my fondest memories are family reunions at Palo Duro where Uncle Bubby often led the way to the lighthouse, made pancake breakfast and pointed out the sights on the Sad Monkey Railroad. All my memories with Uncle Bubby are times filled with a lot of fun and even more love. The world lost a great man but heaven gained a beautiful angel and I know Grandma and Grandpa were there to welcome him home. I love you Uncle Bubby!

Kaye-Lynn Vinson

30 October 2019

Perkins Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan Rchie

29 October 2019

Dear Sheri and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know you miss him but also celebrate his life by sharing his love for you with each other.