Arthur Thurman Perkinson

Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 22 Mar 2017 (aged 79)
Oakville, Grays Harbor County, Washington, USA
Burial Rochester, Thurston County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 178400401 · View Source
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Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997
Name: Arthur Thurman Perkinson
Date of Birth: 16 Mar. 1938
Birth County: Harris
Father's name: John Lawrence Perkinson
Mother's name: Elberta Lewing
Roll Number: 1938_0006
The Chronicle
Centralia, Washington
29 March 2017

Arthur Thurman Perkinson, 79, of Oakville, Wash., passed away, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at home in Oakville. He was born March 16, 1938, to John and Elberta (Lewing) Perkinson in Houston, Texas.

Arthur faithfully served our country in The United States Air Force and Coast Guard, having served pre Vietnam era. On May 11, 1962, he married the love of his life, Laura Shockley, in Oakland, Calif. Together they have three children, Michael, Spencer and CC. In 1978, they made their home in Washington State and have loved living here since.

Arthur enjoyed working as a special inspector. He was a hard worker; if there was an award for perfect attendance he would have received it.

He loved showing dogs and did so from 1993 to 2016. He took pride in winning and did not care about losing.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elberta; brother, Henry Perkinson; and sister, Mary Anderson.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Laura Perkinson; sons, Michael Perkinson and Spencer Perkinson; daughter, CC Perkinson; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen (Bill) Voss; brother-in-law, Ed (Marie) Shockley; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Sticklin Funeral Chapel, 1437 S. Gold St., Centralia, WA 98531. A graveside service will follow at the Grand Mound Cemetery, Rochester.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sticklin Funeral Chapel, 1437 S. Gold St., Centralia, WA 98531.

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