John "Jack" O. Perkins

December 23, 1924February 6, 2013

John O (Jack) Perkins, born a native of St Louis MO., Jack served in the US Navy in World War II, and was an editor of a Navy newsletter in the Philippines. He returned and married Louise Rees in 1948 and graduated from Washington University in St Louis in 1949.

After a successful career in the grocery products division of Ralston Purina, he joined Rogers American brokerage in Raleigh in 1969.

He served as president and owner for many years.

A long time member of North Ridge country club, Jack Perkins was always known as one of the clubs best putters.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Rees; brother, Dr. David Perkins and his wife, Marge of St. Louis; and Robert Perkins and his wife, Donna of Venice, FL; sister-in-law, Violet Hilgeman; nieces, Ellen Deker of Austin TX; and Joyce Feldman of St Louis; and nephew, John Perkins of New York, NY.

He will especially be missed by his girls, Lee and Stephanie Scarlett and Holly Bennett.

Jack was an engaging and affable man and will be missed by an army of friends all of whom were the more happy for knowing Jack .

He will be entombed at Valhalla in St Louis.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice or a charity of choice. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Ray Berry

March 2, 2013

Jack was a great one. He was my boss and most of all my friend. I worked for him 17 short years. He was my friend forever. I learned a lot from Jack. I was his driver anytime we made a trip to Charlotte. Boy those were fun times. We would put on our favorite music, usually "New York- New York", it just didn't get any better

Dick Esser

February 27, 2013

Louise, this Dick Esser from Knouse Foods, we go back a long way with both you and Jack. Curt Rodgers called me today and let me know of Jack's passing. i am so sorry to hear that as he was a good man and a good friend. We still have our memories though of the good times and i will always keep those.
wanted again to extend my condolences to you on your loss.

Jan (Rein) Hullihan

February 25, 2013

My parents Bill and Ellie Rein enjoyed many years of friendship and golf at Northridge with Jack and Louise. Mom and I wish Louise the comfort of fond memories of Jack. And if there is golf in heaven, I have no doubt that my dad met Jack at the Pearly Gates with golf clubs, golf cart, and a tee time!

February 15, 2013

Dear Louise,
I was very sorry to hear of Jacks passing. I remember the good times we had together, as it seems like yesterday! I hope that he didn't suffer in his later years. I know he is in a better place now, and is still doing all the good that he always did on earth!
Gods peace be with you during your time of this change in your life.
With all good thoughts of You & Jack,
Curt & Alice Rogers

Karen Salmon

February 12, 2013

I was hired as an employee with Rogers American Brokerage by Jack and remained with the company until 1997 when I left and went to work with the State of NC Dept. of Justice, this was after Jack had retired and the office relocated to the Rock Quarry Road area. I remember Jack as being a very honest and caring person. My prayers are with his family.

Erik Nystrom

February 12, 2013

A true gentleman through and through. I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Perkins for a few years when I was a Dining Room Manager at Northridge. I'm sad to hear of his passing as I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Perkins and her family.

Roger Cawiezell

February 11, 2013

Rest in peace my friend.

Rich Coats

February 11, 2013

What a great guy! He will be missed; always smiling, always laughing and always a great tale to tell. My sympathys to Louise. Jack's love and careing for her is a life example for all husbands young and old. With Sympathy, Rich Coats and Family

Chuck DeSmet

February 8, 2013

"Pumpkin" will be missed by all in the 19th Hole! May he rest in peace.