Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA


Durwood Allen Perkins III

February 7, 1962September 26, 2019

Durwood Allen Perkins III, 57, died Thursday, September 26 from a fall resulting in a traumatic head injury. Allen was born in Norfolk, VA on February 7, 1962. He was a graduate of Old Dominion University, a certified public accountant, and the founder of D. Allen Perkins, CPA PLC. Allen called himself a non-nerd accountant. He loved sports, reading, music, politics, WW II history and debating. Allen’s friends knew him as a family man who enjoyed coaching his sons, going to the Outer Banks and MLB spring training. The Washington Redskins and New York Mets were his favorite teams. He especially enjoyed their championships, including the Redskins’ 1982 Super Bowl win when John Riggins went off-tackle (Allen admitted crying) and the Mets winning the 1986 World Series. Allen attended many great concerts, including Bob Seger at the Norfolk Scope in 1978, described as his favorite concert ever, and later two shows in Ireland to see Sir Van Morrison. He is survived by his children, twins David Allen and Daniel George, and Andrew Joseph (AJ). Other survivors include his brother, Brian Keith Perkins (Lynn) and two half-sisters, LeeAnne Hockey (Geoff) and Heather Price (Thad). Allen also leaves behind his mother, Gayle B. Richardson; father, Durwood Allen Perkins Jr.; and the love of his life, Mary Ann Wright. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 6 from 5-8 pm at Woody Funeral Home (1771 N. Parham Road). A service will be held Monday, October 7 at 1 pm in the chapel at Woody’s Funeral home, followed by burial at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Culluther Brain Tumor Center at St. Mary’s Hospital (5875 Bremo Rd. Suite 108, Richmond, VA 23226) or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019


Durwood Allen Perkins III

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Nelson Ould

October 9, 2019

To Mary Ann and to the Family,
My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all. Peace and strength,
Nelson Ould

Robin Grier

October 4, 2019

My condolences to the family on what must have been a very unexpected tragedy. I remember Allen fondly from elementary to HS. He was always someone tried and true, a person I could count on as a friend in any situation, although I did find him to be nerdy 🤓. Don’t let him know I said that!! God Bless!

Joan Erdmann

October 4, 2019

I remember that Alan would often call me over when he bought a new CD he thought I would like or when he was cooking something he knew I would enjoy.
He was very kind to me, and he will be missed.

Jim Caravello

October 3, 2019

I am so sad to hear about the passing of Allen. I attended ODU with Allen and we spent a lot of time together, in and out of class. What a bright guy he was. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family at this tough time. I know he will be sorely missed......May God Bless You Brother.....