OBITUARY

Richard Gladstone Perkin

February 26, 1944January 4, 2021
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Richard Gladstone “Rick” Perkin, 76, of Colorado City passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side on Monday, January 4, 2021. He was born in San Angelo Texas on February 26, 1944 to Richard Joseph and Pearl Moormeier Perkin. Most people around town knew Rick as their pharmacist as he was the owner of Perkin’s Apothecary and Mercantile in Colorado City. When you walked into the store you were greeted by name with a warm and welcoming tone, as he made sure to learn your name. He was the type of person who never met a stranger, and loved everyone. Rick was a life member of the First United Methodist Church of Colorado City and he was a very godly man. For many years he was the senior high youth director for the church. He would also hold nightly bible studies in his closet, which was a time to reflect and pray for everyone he loved. Rick was also a very family oriented man making sure to spend as much time as he could with them and making sure to enjoy every moment while raising his children. He would set up little adventures and treasure hunts for the children. Whenever he had the chance Rick loved to teach people new things as he was an educator at heart and could compete with Google on knowledge. When Rick was around you would never be bored as he loved to have fun. A truly genuine heart; quick to provide a laugh with his no filter personality. In his spare time Rick enjoyed spending time with family, hunting, fishing, rooting for Texas Tech, and visiting friends. Rick is survived by his wife Patty Perkin of Colorado City; sons, Chris Perkin and wife Keely of Weatherford and Patrick Perkin of Colorado City; daughters, Shannon Richburg and husband Monte of Champion and Dani Perkin of Colorado City. He is also survived by his grandchildren Logan and Landry Perkin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Perkin and two sisters Marge Moore and Mary Jo Jones. A memorial service for Rick will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Colorado City on Thursday, January 7th at 2pm with Pastor Donald Ward officiating. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his memory to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, to the First United Methodist Church of Colorado City, or to the Wounded Warrior Project. Those wishing are encouraged to share a memory by visiting www.kikerseale.com

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    Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Shelley Evans

January 9, 2021

Deepest Condolences to Rick’s family. He was a wonderful man with a personality as great as his beloved state of Texas. He was my pharmacist for many years. He always greeted everyone warmly and had many stories to share and had an amazing laugh. Rest in heavenly peace Rick.

Nathan Smith

January 7, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He was a large part of my life in my high-school years. He hired me to work in the store and deliver prescriptions around town. It was working for Rick that I learned the meaning of the phrase, "other duties as assigned." Those included leaping across roofs to change air filters, milking rattlesnakes, re-wiring Christmas trees, part-time veterinarian and many more adventures. I witnessed him help so many people - lots of times without charge or drastically reduced rates. No matter how busy he was, he seemed to have time to visit and listen to what ailed patients. I learned a lot from Rick. A man with a heart for people and never-failing energy. He had a charismatic nature with a talent to entertain and engage even the most dull conversationalist. I am thankful for the time I knew him, example he set for me and the things he taught me. I pray God comforts all the family during this tough time. I know Rick loved his family so much and his passing leaves a big void.

Psalm 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

Sharon Parks

January 7, 2021

My deepest condolence, I have great memories that I will always treasure from hanging out with The Perkin family ..
Hugs and Prayers , Sharon Parks

Blake Reynolds

January 6, 2021

I worked for Rick in the seventies delivering medications in his bronco. He had an impact on my life which led me to become a pharmacist. He was always full of energy and had a story tell. We hiked Mckittrick canyon, duck hunted, and pulled a wooden homemade sled all over Colorado City. He helped countless patients in his career.

Lisa Wood

January 6, 2021

Rick was always so fun to catch up with! Loved his witty personality! Love & prayers to his precious family! He will be missed!
Jeremiah & Lisa Wood

Linda Golden

January 6, 2021

I have lots of memories of Rick from many years ago. I now live in Alabama and haven’t seen him in years. While living in Colorado City and my sons were small, I was in his pharmacy very often. He was always funny, uplifting, friendly and caring. My prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time of loss. ❤️

Linda Epperson

January 6, 2021

I was always impressed with Rick’s memory knowing everyone’s first name with all the customers he encountered daily. When we first moved here our conversation usually about Nebraska, as was my home state, and almost always pheasants and his family hunting up there. Just such a pleasant man and privileged to know him. My prayers are for his family and many friends. For his memories to help a smile form just as he would want. Gods love, and peace be with you all as you walk down that lane with Rick in mind✝️❤️

Willie & Margie Davila

January 6, 2021

Our condolences to all the family.
May Our Heavenly Father give you all comfort and strength.
We will never forget how Rick helped us when we had a very sick little girl in 1976. His love and kindness we will forever cherish.
He never said no to those in need.
Thank you Mr Perkin!
RIP!!!

Carrie Crossland

January 6, 2021

I absolutely adored this man. In my childhood and later when I needed him as a pharmacist. He met me at the pharmacy one Saturday night after I broke my babies bottle of Lanoxin. He always had time to give me advice and calm my fears.

Myra WOODDELL

January 6, 2021

I'm so sorry for the lose of a very sweet man. Rick was there for me many many times when I was growing up. I could go in and talk with him anytime i had a problem. He was a very nice man and will be truly missed my many.
RiP my dear friend.

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