Larry Elbert Perkins, 69 - Panama City, Florida

Larry Elbert Perkins, 69, of Panama City, Florida, died Saturday, December 27, 2008, at his home, after an extended illness.

He was born January 24, 1939, at Gay, West Virginia, a son of the late Raymond Ray and Deffie Mae Parks Perkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Nichols; a brother, Randall Perkins; a niece, Kelly Jo Batten.

Mr. Perkins was a retired cartographer with 30 years service. He retired from the U.S. Geology Survey Division.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Margaret "Peggy" Perkins of Panama City; two sons, Larry D. Perkins of Panama City, and Barry V. Perkins of Reston, VA; two brothers, Ronald Perkins and Ray Perkins both of Spencer, WV; three sisters, Genevieve Litton and Judy Knopp both of Mineral Wells, WV, Janice Batten of Gay; two granddaughters, Erica Bell of Panama City and Trudy Perkins of Reston, VA; two grandsons, L.B. Bell and Cole Bell both of Panama City; seven nieces and 10 nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home Spencer, with Pastor Smith Epling officiating. An urn burial will be at a later date, in the Mt. Herman Cemetery, at Harmony.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the memorial service.