Carl Wesley Perkins Jr.
April 11, 1935 – May 10, 2019
Carl Perkins, 84, passed away on May 10, 2019 in Gresham, Oregon. He was born on April 11, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Carl Wesley Thomas and Irene Fern (Abbott) Perkins. He attended Jefferson High School, and graduated in 1953. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Oregon Air National Guard. He completed his Pilot training in 1957. In June of 1958, he married his wife Janice.
Carl attended OHSU School of Dentistry. He began his Dental Practice in 1968. In 1975, he began teaching at OHSU School of Dentistry. He retired from the Oregon Air National Guard in 1992, private practice in 1998, and from teaching in 2005.
Carl attended Resurrection Lutheran Church and Gethsemane Lutheran Church. He was involved with Rotary, and very involved with the Multnomah Dental Society.
Carl is survived by his wife, Jan; his children and their spouses, Lisa and Rick Henderson, Beth and Don Porth, Doug and Valerie Perkins, Mike and Cyndee Perkins; his brother, Curtis Perkins (wife Colleen); eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 24 at 1:30 pm at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market Street in Portland. Carl will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Oregon.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
11560 SE Market Street
Carl Wesley Perkins Jr.
May 17, 2019
Jan, and the rest of your loving family,
I am sad to hear of Carl's earthly death. Please know prayers from afar are being lifted up for the entire family. You have been so blessed with having Carl in your life. What a supportive and faithful man of God I experienced while I was your pastor. I can't help but still see your family filling the third pew on the left of the center aisle! And, what an encourager!
New life now for Carl. As we yearn to know this peace Carl has been given, may our consolation be that Carl no longer waits.
Glory be to God!
May 15, 2019
Carl was so kind to us when we were first married. He visited Steven at Luke Air base in 1970, which was so special to Steve. He also provided our family with excellent dental care. He was a favorite of Steve’s and I’m sure they are sharing good times in heaven right now. Carl will be missed and was loved by so many.
May 14, 2019
I got to know Carl at the Cascade Athletic Club on Division, and then as a fellow Rotarian. Never a patient, but just enjoyed his stories and started to visit him in memory care. He was so appreciative of visitors and was a staff favorite. He served his country in so many ways, and leaves a family very proud of his various services, and his professional career. Rest in Peace dear Carl.............you now have a new set of wings.