William Robinson Perkins, Jr.

William Robinson Perkins, Jr., of the Pendleton community went to his heavenly home on April 8, 2022.

He was born September 28, 1948 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late William R. Perkins and Rosalie Pippin Perkins.

Billy is survived by his loving wife Brenda, whom he married August 14, 2021; three daughters, Shelaine Perkins Fulton(John) of Louise, Mississippi, Misty Perkins Ross(Lee) of Glen Allan, Mississippi, and Michelle Perkins Barnes(Matt) of Dewitt, Arkansas and a step-son Billy Mitchell(Brandy) of Little Rock, Arkansas. Grandchildren John Bryce and Laken Fulton, Chandler(Rebecca) and Carrington Ross, Mason(Reagan) and Magon James, Kaitlyn(Jake) Bunch and great grandson Brooks Bunch.

Billy was a retired ag pilot having flown for 49 years in Mississippi, Arkansas and in Alaska as a bush pilot. He served in the National Guard in Mississippi. Billy also hauled farm equipment during the off season of flying. Once he ended up in New York City in a Peterbuilt and 40-foot trailer with a tractor on the trailer. The police had to stop traffic so he could get turned to get back on the right road. Billy could tell many stories and predicaments he got in to during his flying career and his hauling equipment career.

Billy loved to hunt, fish, travel, reading and going camping at Wolf Lake in Mississippi. He loved a good steak and would drive a 100 miles out of the way for a good plate of oysters. Billy’s family was very important to him and he loved spending time with them. He will be missed by all who knew him as Billy, Jr., Bill or Perkins.

The family would like to thank everyone who has called, texted, visited and offered to sit with Billy while he was battling cancer.

Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service at Victory Baptist Church on Monday, April 11, at 10 a.m. with services starting at 11 a.m. Dr. Coy Camp and Rev. Tyler Fox will officiate. Burial will be at 3:30 at Golden Link Cemetery, Anguilla, Mississippi.

Arrangements made by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to St. Judes Children Hospital n Memphis, Tennessee.