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Ed Perkins
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1929
Forrest County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2013
Hill County
Texas, USA

Ed Perkins, 83, of Hillsboro passed away Friday, February 22, 2013, at his residence. On October 9, 1929, Ed was born in Hattiesburg, MS to Edward Durham, Sr. and Myra (Roberts) Perkins. In his youth, he lived throughout the South before graduating from high school in Tupelo, MS. He served a tour in the U.S. Navy shortly after high school and then earned his BS degree from Mississippi State University.

Following school, he worked for the National Cotton Council for a few years before joining E Systems where he was a field engineer. In his over 20 years of service with E Systems, he worked in such places as Thailand, Viet Nam, United Arab Emirates, Rome and Alaska on defense department projects.

In 1972, he married Nell Smith Giles in Greenville. After their marriage, he owned and operated Lafayette Electronics in Tyler until returning to E Systems in 1979 where he would continue until his retirement in 1991. The couple retired to Milford in 1991 and moved to Hillsboro in 1994.

Ed had a variety of interests. He was a ham radio operator, K5HYD, and often provided public services assistance in times of natural disasters, as well as monitoring for the Iditarod race during his time in Alaska. A licensed pilot, he thoroughly loved anything to do with flying. An avid outdoorsman, he was an active hunter and fisherman. He also included model trains among his hobbies.

He was a very active member of First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro was he was a devoted choir member. Ed was also a past member of the American Legion 
Created by: Carolyn Womack
Record added: Apr 22, 2013
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Ed Perkins
Added by: Carolyn Womack
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Thank you for all you did for ham radio, Ed, and we miss you on the net. 73,
- The 7290 Traffic Net
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013
May you rest in Heavenly peace, Ed.
- Carolyn Womack
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013

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