Frank Leslie Perkins II
July 5, 1951 – April 2, 2019
Frank Leslie Perkins, II, age 67, passed away peacefully, at home the afternoon of Tuesday, April 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
A Memorial Service in Mr. Perkins honor will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 8, 2019, at his beloved Belle Park Baptist Church, 13061 Hwy 157, Haughton. Frank, II was born unto Frank and Mary Elizabeth Perkins on Thursday, July 5, 1951, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Young Frank proudly served his country by joining the Navy in October of 1969 and committed to four full years of active duty through October of 1973. Later Mr. Perkins carved out a career and provided for his family as a skilled Welder and Certified Mechanic in the Oil & Gas Industry. Mr. Perkins loved his classic rock from the late 60’s and 70’s. Back in the day, he was quite the Pool Shark and entered Dart Leagues. Those who knew him best are also aware of his lighter-side and softer-side. He sure got a kick out of T.V. Cartoons, such as Sponge Bob Square Pants. Also, Frank was a gifted artist, as he leaves us Landscapes he captured with his pencil, often inspired by his love of the outdoors, while camping and fishing.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents: Frank Leslie Perkins, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Blackall Perkins; his wife: Dara Perkins; and a sister: Troy Ellen Perkins.
Mr. Perkins is survived by: his daughter, Marguerite Elizabeth Perkins; his son, Roger Cameron; his sisters: Mary Kathleen Perkins, Gloria Mae Key (and husband: Robert), Patricia Ann Perkins, Sheila Dianne Cox (and husband: Donald); and Teresa Sue Pierce; his uncles: Willard Thomas Blackall (and wife, Shirley), Willard Troy Blackall, II (and wife Carolyn); 5 nieces; 7 nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, and his faithful companion of 10 years, Camie.
He will be greatly missed.
- Frank Leslie Perkins Sr., Father
- Mary Elizabeth Blackall Perkins, Mother
- Dara Perkins, Wife
- Troy Ellen Perkins, Sister
- Marguerite Elizabeth "Maggie" Perkins, Daughter
- Roger Cameron, Son
- Mary Kathleen Perkins, Sister
- Gloria Mae (& Robert) Key, Sister
- Patricia Ann Perkins, Sister
- Sheila Dianne (& Donald) Cox, Sister
- Teresa Sue Pierce, Sister
- Willard Thomas (& Shirley) Blackall, Uncle
- Willard Troy (& Carolyn) Blackall, II, Uncle
- His Four Legged Friend Camie, Faithful Companion
- Also left to cherish his memories are: five nieces; seven nephews, and several great nieces and great nephews.
- Memorial Service Monday, April 8, 2019
Frank Leslie Perkins II
Carroll R. Michaud
April 6, 2019
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Frank Leslie Perkins, II our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Frank. To Frank it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Navy. Frank, we commend you for your honorable military service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 961 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 177 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Frank’s family and loved ones.
Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
Ranny Griffin, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud