|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1912|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2008|
James Smith "Red" Perkinson, 96, of Whitney, passed away July 4, 2008 at his residence. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday July 7, at Marshall and Marshall Chapel, in Whitney, Texas with the Rev. Dell Glenn of First Baptist Church in Whitney officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6.
Red was born in Texarkana, Texas, to the late James Franklin and Dovie Elizabeth (Smith) Perkinson. He grew up in Texarkana until he moved to the Masonic Home in Ft. Worth and attended the Masonic school. He married Adeline Massey on August 4, 1936. He worked for the Dallas Transit for 36 years. He moved to Whitney in 1974 and served as City Judge and Mayor in Whitney. He taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Whitney. He received his 65 year pin from the Masonic Lodge in 2006 and was a member of Whitney Masonic Lodge #355, a Master at Keystone Lodge #1143 in Dallas and he was also a member of Anadahko Masonic Lodge # 176 at Lake Whitney.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline, on Nov. 19, 1992; and daughter, Betty Jane Weiss on May 12, 2006.
Survivors include his grandson, James Bradley Weiss, of Lumberton; sisters, Jessie Surratt and Betty Griffin, of Texarkana; and many other family members and friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 7/6/2008...C3
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Plot: Section 70, Lot 2, Sp 9
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Jul 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28072068