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Sherman "Shorty" Perkins

November 1, 1926 ~ July 24, 2020 (age 93)


Sherman “Shorty” Perkins

Age 93, of Wheelersburg, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  Born November 1, 1926 in Riverton, KY to the late Alonzo Perkins and the late Laura (Prince) Perkins.  Shorty attended Landmark Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, a retired Navy Veteran who served in World War II, a member of the Local VFW, and a member of the Ohio Laborers’ Local #83.  He was a loving father and a devoted family man.

He is survived by his daughters, Carma and Carla Perkins of Wheelersburg; one brother, Ralph (Barb) Perkins of Branson, MO. He is also lovingly survived by his extended family who knew him as Grandpa Shorty:  Susie Cornell, Heather Elliott and family, all of Wheelersburg; Bucky Skaggs and family of Minford; Sherry (James) Maisenbacher and family of Marysville; Missy Voland of Houston, TX; and Donna Jordan of Beaver; Jackie Meade (Tim) and family of Lloyd, KY.  In addition to his parents, Shorty was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie (Brown) Perkins two brothers, Clifford and Michael Perkins; three sisters, Eilen King, Garnet King, and a sister in infancy; and granddaughters, Shasta Skaggs and Nicole Lynne.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at WOLFE-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in Sciotoville with Pastor Larry Blevins officiating.  Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace with military rites provided by James Dickey Post #23, American Legion.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 – 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.  Due to the national and local health advisories, social distancing and masks are recommended for every person choosing to attend.  Fond memories of Shorty and expressions of condolence may be shared at


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July 28, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home
5951 Gallia Street
Sciotoville, OH 45662

Funeral Service
July 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home
5951 Gallia Street
Sciotoville, OH 45662

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