Homer J. Perkins, 87, of Watertown
Watertown - Homer J. Perkins, 87, 347 Thompson Blvd, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home under the care of Hospice of Jefferson county and his family.
In 1943 he entered the United States Army becoming a solder with the 877th Combat Airborn Engineers. He received three bronze stars, four campaign ribbons and was an expert marksman with the Thompson Sub Machine Gun and the Colt 45. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
He served on the boards of the Jefferson County Advisory Board, Salvation Army, Girl Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of American. Mr. Perkins was the Jefferson County Fire Coordinator for the City of Watertown, a member of the Masonic Lodge , Toastmasters, Jefferson County Jail Hearing Committee and was a certified instructor and driver for the Sea Shore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.
A brother, Merlin Perkins, and a sister, Marian Rima, died before him.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601 or to Adams Village Baptist Church, 24 E. Church Street, Adams NY 13605.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.
Friday, May 24, 2013, Watertown, NY
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