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William Perkinson, Jr.

April 1, 1950 — January 28, 2024

Lufkin, Texas

William Perkinson, Jr.

William "Bill" Perkinson, Jr., a retired pipeline supply salesman, passed away on January 28, 2024, in Lufkin, Texas. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on April 1, 1950. Bill’s childhood hometown was Paris, Illinois. He had lived in Lufkin for the last four years and had previously lived in the Houston area.

 

A loving husband, devoted father, doting grandfather/great-grandfather, and supportive uncle/great-uncle, Bill leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He is survived by his soul mate, Nelda Perkinson; his children: Mindey Psencik, April Diehl, and Jeramy Diehl and his wife Melissa; his grandchildren, who better knew him as “Pop Pop”: Kyle Psencik, Kory Psencik and his wife Caitlin, Kolton Psencik and companion Lillie Wooten, Phillip Diehl, and Addison Diehl. Pop Pop’s great-grandchildren were Kinslea Psencik and Parker Psencik. Bill is also survived by his ‘brother’-in-law, Harry Holloway, niece, Toilynn Carson, nephew, Trent Holloway, and great-nieces/nephews: Cameron Holloway, Makayla Carson, Braydon Carson, Lacey Holloway, and Katelynn Holloway and numerous extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Shirar (Perkinson), father, William “Bill” Perkinson, Sr., and sisters: Carolyn Ferguson and Christie Holloway and great-nephew Kaydon Carson.

 

In addition to being a dedicated family man, Bill had a wide range of hobbies and interests. He loved spending time working in the yard and taking phenomenal care of his animals. He read Stephen King books, enjoyed fishing under the warm Texan and Louisianan suns, and took great pleasure in cheering for the grandkids and great-nieces at baseball and volleyball games, as well as dance recitals. He was a passionate fan of the Houston Astros. Two other especially prevalent traits of Bill were that he had a wonderful (and ornery) sense of humor, leaving all his family and friends with so many memories and smiles. Finally, Bill was a fighter, having previously beat brain and lung cancer, after enduring very invasive treatments. He valiantly fought a third round of cancer, that contributed to his passing. Bill left all these interests, his humor, and that fighting spirit as a legacy to his family and friends. 

 

Bill’s career as a pipeline supply salesman spanned many decades. His commitment to his profession earned him respect from colleagues and clients alike. Bill was remembered as an exceptional mentor in the field. He approached his work with pride, dedication, and integrity — traits he carried over into every aspect of his life.

 

The visitation will take place on February 24th at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home located at 1304 N Cleveland St in Dayton, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Following the visitation, will be a Memorial Service at the funeral home starting at 2:00 PM. The family invites friends and loved ones to attend both events to pay their respects and join in celebrating the life of William “Bill” Perkinson, Jr.

 

During this difficult time, we remember Bill as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, (great) uncle, and friend. He touched the lives of those around him with his kindness, warmth, humor, and unwavering love. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

 

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Dayton - Pace-Stancil Funeral Home

1304 N Cleveland St, Dayton, TX 77535

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm

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1304 N Cleveland St, Dayton, TX 77535

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