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Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV

OBITUARY

Herman "Gene" "Buckwheat" Perkins

September 4, 1950June 24, 2020
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Herman "Gene" "Buckwheat" E. Perkins was born on September 4, 1950 to the late Herman and Mary E. (O'neal) Perkins.

He passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Sophia at the age of 69. Gene is preceded in death by his parents; sister Alice Agee; nephews Mitchell Agee and Jesse Perkins; and his mother-in-law Beverly A. Sapp. Gene is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Tammy K. (Sapp) Perkins; children Melissa Jarrell, Mandy Perkins, and Justin Perkins; grandchildren Rebecca Jarrell and Briar Perkins; son-in-law James Jarrell; brothers Ray (Debbie) Perkins, Wesley (Carolyn) Perkins, and Johnny (Ruth) Perkins; sister Lilly (Kenny) Coburn; father-in-law James E. Sapp Sr.; brothers-in-law Wayne (Nancy) Maxwell, James (Jenni) Sapp Jr., and Winford Agee and ; his loving canine companion, Baby; and many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Gene enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and most of all, spending time with his family and grandchildren.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home from 11 am - 1 pm. Due to the COVID-19 a private family funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm with Chaplain David Brooks officiating with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to help with funeral expenses. Please send donations to Tammy K. Perkins; PO Box 892, Sophia, WV 25921. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com Blue Ridge Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.

For those who wish, the Funeral Service will be available via Facebook Live beginning at 12:50 pm on Monday, June 29, 2020 on the Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Garden's Facebook page. At the request of the family and the staff of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, all who attend the visitation are required to wear proper facial coverings according to the current CDC guidelines for the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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  • Tammy K.. Perkins, Wife

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Face Book Live Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

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  • Private Family Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Interment

    Monday, June 29, 2020

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Herman "Gene" "Buckwheat" Perkins

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Judy Dodd

June 28, 2020

Gene was a kind, gentle man who put the needs of other people before his own needs. He was so helpful to my mother who was a neighbor for several years. Gene & Tammy, both were so kind & helpful with my mother. I remember Gene's stories of how much he loved to fish. Prayers for the family & especially Tammy. Rest in Peace my friend. Judy Dodd

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