Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI


Charles Richard Perkins

June 3, 1928June 17, 2019

Charles Richard Perkins of Williamston, born June 3, 1928, died peacefully on June 17, 2019 at the age of 91 in the comfort of his home. Charles had resided in Williamston with his loving wife, Mary, on the family farm for the past 67 years. They had been married for 59 years and had five children, five grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Charles loved to travel, camp, play checkers and spend winters in Texas and Florida. He attended and was very involved at West Locke Church in Williamston, MI. Charles was proceeded in death by children, David, Dale, Denise, and Judy, and wife Mary. Surviving is his daughter Linda Hakl; grandchildren, Jamie (James), Bryan, Justin (Angie), Jermyn, Jodi (Mike); great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Jordan, Jaron, Julia, Jonah, Owen, Olivia, Caleb, Ben, William, Jayden, and Jaxon.

A funeral service will be held at West Locke Wesleyan Church located at 2652 Haslett Rd, Williamston, MI 48895 on June 20, 2019 at 11am. Family will begin receiving guests at 10am for a one hour visitation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Family Life Wesleyan Church, 3720 Rowley Rd, Williamston, MI 48895.


  • Bryan Hakl
  • Justin Church
  • Jermyn Church
  • Jim Smith
  • Joshua Smith
  • Jacob Smith
  • Jaron Church, Honorary Bearer
  • Jonah Church, Honorary Bearer

  • Family Life Wesleyan Church


  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 20, 2019


Charles Richard Perkins

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Richard Dana

June 19, 2019

Some of the best times of my life were shared with Charlie and Mary and the girls, Linda and Judy on the Perkins family farm in Williamston. The farm work was hard, but we were young and strong and up to the task. Charlie was one of those special people I had the great good fortune to know and call my friend. He was one of the nicest guys I ever knew. It seems so simple a statement. We all know "nice guys". But trust me, few people you have ever met on this planet were as humanly gentle in their everyday dealings with their fellow man as Charlie Perkins. I will miss you old friend.

Dianne Wenos

June 19, 2019

Your parents were an important part of my growing up years.
Your father was such a quite gentle man who loved his family and lived his faith with kindness and everyone who knew him had great respect for him.
Thinking of you and all the family as you remember your Dad.
Sincerely, Tony and Dianne (Nichols) Wenos

Joe and Ardith de la Pena

June 18, 2019

Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Will be joining you someday never to say goodbye again.