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Joe I. Perkins, 89, of Fort Oglethorpe went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January

5 th , 2021 at his home after a brief illness.

Staff Sergeant Perkins (Retired) served in the U.S. Army, was a Korean War Veteran, and in

the National Guard for a total of 23 years. He was also a long distance truck driver for 40

years, retiring from Shaw Industries.

He was a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.

He loved God, his country, his family, and being our Poppy.

Those left to cherish his memory include the love of his life, his wife of 58 years Betty

Perkins, daughters Tami Porter (Brian), Teri Harris (Don), and Kristi Saxon (Bobby) and

son Douglas Perkins (Reba), grandchildren, great grandchildren, two sisters Barbara

Alexander and Shirley Wheat, and many other cherished family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the Heritage

Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Gardner and Brother Colin Crosen officiating.

Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share condolences with the family and view the

livestream of the service and memorial tribute.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cloud Springs Baptist Church,

210 Cloud Springs Rd., Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742.

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13th at Heritage

Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.