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Clyde T. Perkins

March 7, 1923 — October 23, 2015

Clyde T. Perkins

Clyde T Perkins, 92, passed on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton, Kansas which had been his residence for the past year. He was born March 7, 1923 at Kenneth, KS, the son of Frank and Ruby (Shaw) Perkins. He married Natalie Lowman September 13, 1947 at Lenexa, Kansas. She survives. Clyde graduated from Stanley High School in 1941. He was a Pipeline Inspector for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline, from which he later retired from after 30+ years. Clyde enjoyed antiques and restoring old furniture, antique toys, baseball, fishing, spending time and playing with his grandchildren, and he couldn't pass up a garage sale or auction if it was within his power to get to there!. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Friendly Sunday School class of Liberal, KS. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a World War II veteran, serving in the European theater and attaining the military rank of Tec5. His time overseas was for a period of 8 months in Belgium, France, and Germany. He drove up to 2 ½ ton trucks hauling military personnel, equipment, and supplies, driving over rough terrain in all weather conditions. He also serviced, lubricated, and made minor repairs to the military vehicles by using mechanic's hand tools. He is also survived by sons- Chris Perkins (wife Pam) of Liberal, KS, and Kirby Perkins (wife Barbara) of Liberal, KS; brother - Donald Perkins; Grandson- Sean Perkins, M.D. of Liberal, KS; Granddaughter- Skye Clements (husband Shannon) of Grain Valley, MO; Step Granddaughters Kerri Brisendine (husband Steve) of Mission, KS, and Kimberly Roberts (husband Ross) of Scott City, KS; Great Grand-Children- Alexander, Nicholas & Bennett Clements; and Step Great-Grandchildren, Kristina, Benjamin, & Caitlin Brisendine, and Spencer Roberts. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers Earl, Raymond, Allen, Max, and Billy; and sisters Dorothy and Donna. Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Miller Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Jason Ramsey officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the church of your choice. At Clyde's request, his body was donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center for the advancement of medical education and research science. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Clyde T. Perkins please visit our Sympathy Store.
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