Joe Perkins

October 6, 1931June 6, 2014

Joe Perkins, 82 of Louisville, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 at his home.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, a member of the VFW, a retiree from Brown Foreman and loved going to Churchill Downs. Joe is preceded in death by his mother: Ella Catherine Clark.

He is survived by his Aunt: Lou Schmidt (Ray), a cousin, Venita Portman and his special friend, Sue Bean. Joe is also survived by many other family and friends.

A funeral service to celebrate Joe’s life will be conducted at 2pm Monday, June 9, 2014 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 12 Pm Monday, until service time.

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  • Visitation Monday, June 9, 2014
  • Celebration of Joe's Life Monday, June 9, 2014

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Michelle Portman

June 8, 2014

I am a distant cousin of Joe's. I didnt really know him, but I wished I had. From what I hear, he was a great guy. Rest easy Joe, and God bless. Prayers Venita, love you.

Fay Montgomery

June 8, 2014

Joe was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to know. He and Jim have been friends for at least 60 years and I have known him 55 years. He always had a smile on his face. Joe never failed to make visitation at the funeral home when someone he knew had passed away. We will never forget you, Joe. God be with you and rest in peace dear friend.

Fay and Jim Montgomery

Greg Rainbolt

June 8, 2014

Jeff Schmidt, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your cousin Joe. He will always be remembered as the neighbor who sat under his front yard tree smoking his cigar. He will be missed by many of his neighbors. We also appreciate his military service to our country. He will never be forgotten by his friends. Rest in peace Joe.