Arley M. Perkins Jr.

October 4, 2023

Arley M. Perkins Jr., 94, of Dayton, Ind. died October 4, 2023 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  He was born on October 5, 1928 in Ironton, Ohio to Arley M. Perkins and Ada Beatrice (Legg) Perkins Peters.  He married Noma E. Poland on August 31, 1957 in Lebanon and she preceded him in death on September 1, 2018.

Arley attended School in Frankfort and served in the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1949 where he was stationed in Panama.  He worked in refrigeration, heating and air and had worked for Delco Electronics / General Motors in Kokomo, retiring in 1992.  He was a member of Woodside Christian Church, the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, and the Frankfort Moose Lodge #7.  He enjoyed pitching horseshoes, ping pong and ham radios.

Memorial Donations may be made in Arley’s honor to the Frankfort Moose Lodge #7, 2880 E. Wabash Street, Frankfort, IN 46041, the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, 201 S. Main Street, Frankfort, IN 46041 or the Woodside Christian Church, 1350 W. Barner Street, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2023 at the Clinton County Mausoleum in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Perkins family.  

Survived by:

Surviving are his Sons: Dennis Kent (Becky) Perkins of Frankfort, Richard Arley (Teresa) Perkins of Frankfort, Ronnie L. Dubree of Lafayette, Graydon K. (Paula) Perkins of Lafayette, and Robert A. (Kathy) Perkins of Lafayette; 14 Grandchildren; 29 Great-Grandchildren; and 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers: Donald Keith Perkins and Thomas Henry Perkins, and his sister: Helen Marie Howe.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Arley M. Perkins Jr.”

  1. Roger & Becky Howe October 5, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    Arley’s love and tremendous knowledge will be missed by all. He always had an answer how to fix almost anything. He was a blessing to Roger, Beck and both of our sons – Jeff & Chris Howe.

  2. Larry Chandler October 6, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Prayers from the Chandlers

  3. Dan Hitch October 6, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Shirley McCullough October 6, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Grayson and Paula. We are so sorry for your loss. Shirley &Ray McCullough

  5. Glenda B Boggess October 10, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Always hard to lose a parent. Prayers for you.

  6. Stephen Paul Perkins January 6, 2024 at 12:15 am

    I’m very happy to have an uncle like Arley M. Perkins! When you were in the Red Barn mobile home park in Bushnell, Florida we missed you dearly! My wife and me wish you a happy journey to your place of rest! I’m sure you was met as an outstanding member of the Perkins Family. My address is: 55, County Road 706 here in Bushnell, Florida 33513-4820. If any of the Perkins family would like to send us a message. I also miss dearly my father, Thomas Henry Perkins!

  7. Stephen P. Perkins January 8, 2024 at 1:37 am

    I Stephen P. Perkins would love to hear from Roger and Becky Howe, furthermore it would be fantastic to here from anyone in the Perkins family. We feel that we have drifted far from all of you and we would enjoy hearing from beothers,sisters,and xhildren Vornado to the fabulous Perkins family. So please contact my wife and I at the following address and phone numbers. Address is 55, County Road 706, Bushnell, Florida 33513-4820. Home phone: (352) 568-0353 or Cell phone: (352) 418-9206/ (352) 603-2100. Please bring us closer to the family with a call / text or letter! God be with you all and God Bless everyone of you in this time of need!

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