Frank W. Perkins

July 20, 2020

Frank William Perkins, 35, of Lafayette, Ind., died unexpectedly July 20, 2020 at his home.  He was born June 20, 1985 to Dan Perkins and Deborah (Shelton) Perkins.

Frank was a 2004 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Purdue University.  He was a supervisor at Wabash National, Lafayette.  He enjoyed going to the gym, basketball, and was a big Kobe Bryant fan. He attended NA meetings, became a group leader, considered them his family and throughout his time there, it brought a new meaning to his life.  His greatest joy was spending time with his children and companion.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Memories will be shared during the funeral service beginning at 6 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date at Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to care for his children, c/o Kala Hibbard.

Survived by:

Companion: Kala Hibbard of Lafayette, Ind., Father: Dan (Deanna) Perkins of Frankfort, Mother: Deborah Perkins of Lafayette, Grandmother: Linda Haskins, Daughter: Ava Perkins, Son: Kolten Perkins, Brother: Brandon (Kayla) Perkins of Frankfort, Half Sister: Jaydee Brown of Ohio, Step Sister: Samantha Gosewehr (Cody), Step Brother: Keelan Henderson (Breanna), Aunts & Uncles: MacKenzie Hoskins, Shae Hoskins, Frank (Joy) Perkins Jr., Jane (Dan Beckett) Perkins, Debbie Perkins, Robin Owens, Ursula Moore, Ryan Shelton, and Bryan Shelton, as well as extended family and friends.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers and a grandmother


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Frank W. Perkins”

  1. Joyce Weida July 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Dan, Deb, Brandon and to all who loved him, I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Praying for comfort and peace for you all.

  2. Marisa Bayer July 23, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    My heart aches for your loss. You have my prayers. Nothing I can say will heal your hurt but know Jack and I are here for you; anyway we can help.
    Marisa (Sally) and Jack Bayer

  3. Becky Crews July 24, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Debbie I’m so sorry to hear about your boy. Sending love and prayers to you and family. I’m here if you need a friend.
    Love ya

  4. Tracie Eldridge July 24, 2020 at 10:54 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for all.

  5. Dana Jeffries July 24, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Frank was a great friend and co worker at Wabash. He worked for me until his promotion to Supervisor. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  6. Robin July 24, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Debbie and Danny and Brandon I don’t know what to say. Nothing could ever help or make you feel better. I Love You with all my heart and soul.

  7. Patty Perkins July 25, 2020 at 6:08 am

    My condolences to all who love Frank, especially Dan, Deanne, Debbie, his companion, his children, Brandon and all of his siblings. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  8. Monica July 25, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  9. Robert Pittman July 25, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Prayers to all of you, so sorry for your loss.

  10. James Lukis July 25, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    My Supervisor teammate, Frank you will be greatly missed! You had a great sense of humor and made work a blast to go to. Every night was a New adventure, I’m going to miss you Frank the Tank!

  11. Jenna Winger July 26, 2020 at 6:56 am

    Frank was a wonderful man, and he will be deeply missed. He had such a kind heart, a joyful spirit, and a passion for helping the team. We only had the privilege of having Frank on the third shift team for a short time, but he had a huge impact on all of us. His warmth, drive, laughter, and eagerness to learn, will be forever missed. He was a great friend and teammate to all of us and we will remember all the great times we shared. I am so sorry for your loss.

  12. Joe July 27, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear about your loss! Frank was a good guy! I had the pleasure of working with him for about 6 months before I went on to do something else. He was my supervisor at Wabash in axle/bogie on third shift. He was definitely a grab life by the horns kind of guy. I praying that God give you all all the comfort you need during this time. God bless and R.I.P. Frank

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