Irby Leon Perkins Jr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Irby Leon Perkins, Jr., 63, passed from this life on Monday, July 5, 2010
at Leesville.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Cooper Baptist Church of Leesville with a morning visitation at the church the day of the service, beginning at 10 a.m. until the service. Ministers will
be Bros. Arlin Smith, Robbyn Hunt and Eric Dishongh. Burial will be at Stephens Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, a dignity memorial provider. Visitation will begin at Hixson Funeral Home, Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 5
p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Cooper Baptist Church.
Irby is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Martha Garnett Perkins of Leesville; daughter, Lori Kristine Perkins Tassin and husband Anthony
of Luling; sons, Irby L. “Chip” Perkins, III and wife Keli Bassett Perkins of Leesville, James Russell “Russ” Perkins and wife Laura Beth Martin Perkins of Oak Grove,; grandchildren, Hayden Tassin, Hannah Perkins, Luke Perkins and Hayley Tassin;
sisters, Gail Perkins Hunt and husband Robbyn of Anacoco, Merlin Wallace and husband Jim of Ohio; brother, Mike Perkins and fiancée Sherri Plummer of Leesville, Wendell “Wink” Perkins and wife Teresa of Leesville and Buddy Perkins of Moss Bluff;
sisters-in-law, Jackie Belton and husband Curtis and Annette Vinson and husband “Buck” both of Leesville.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Irby Perkins, Sr. and Erma Rae”Pat” Smith Perkins.
Pallbearers will be Curt
Belton, P.D. Vinson, Richie Vinson, Nathan Vinson, Anthony Tassin, Kevin Bennett, Justin Perkins and Michael Johnston; honorary pallbearers will be Hayden Tassin, Luke Perkins, Curtis Belton, Buck Vinson, Bobby Moss, Audie Hunt and Steve Durr.
“Pop” was a devout Christian, husband, father and grandfather. He devoted his life to serving the Lord. His love was his precious wife Martha affectionately known as “Lolly,” along with his children and grandchildren. Irby, Jr. was an avid
outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He loved the game of baseball and coached many years. His service to his community was far-reaching. He was the chief of the Internal Review Section at Fort Polk for 33 years. He was also an IRS auditor. He was
a member of the Jackson Chapel Church of Christ for 44 years where he was a gospel minister. He was loved greatly by a multitude of family and friends and will be missed beyond words. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at