October 05, 2022

Larry Roger Perkins passed away quietly September 11, 2022, with his family by his side, near his home in Cape Carteret, North Carolina. He always treasured time with his family. Larry was the son of Horace and Eula Perkins of Quincy, Ill., who preceded him in death.

Larry (Pete) was born October 30,1940 in Macomb, Ill. He married Louise VanMeter Perkins on January 24, 1960 in Lewistown, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Perkins, sons Craig Perkins, his wife Kris of Arlington Heights, Ill.; Kent Perkins of Seneca, S.C.; Brian Perkins and his wife Margie of Cape Carteret, N.C., Grandsons, Mike Perkins and his wife Brittany of Moorhead, N.C.; Kyle Perkins and his wife Brittney of Cape Carteret, N.C.; Andrew Perkins and his wife Molly of Evanston, Ill. Great Grand Daughters Kendall and Kaylee Perkins of Cape Carteret, N.C. Sister Judy Perkins McPhail of Quincy, Ill., and many nieces and nephews along with several sisters and brother in-laws.

Following a memorial at the beach, burial will be at a later date.

Larry owned and operated grocery stores in Carlinville, Ill., Knoxville, Ia., Iowa Falls, Ia., and Keokuk, Ia. He was a member of the Carlinville and Knoxville Lions club as well as Knoxville Rotary Club. He was a member and Past President of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Carteret Healthcare Hospital in Moorhead, N.C.