John Ellis Perkins, 70, of Leicester, died on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at his home.
Born in Chico, CA, and raised in Redding, CA, John was a son of the late Robert and Peggy Perkins. John spent many years in Lake Tahoe, CA, before moving to Leicester, NC, in 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Lita Foster Perkins; sons, Scott Perkins and wife Jenny, and Shane Perkins; sisters, Jana Pratt and Lynnette Perkins; granddaughters, Grace and Jazzmin; niece, Cortney and grandnieces, Olivia, Annika and grandnephew, Marcus; nephew, Cris and wife Lauren; and many other family members and loved ones.
John wished to be remembered as having had an interesting and unusual life - he was loved and he loved everyone.
Celebrations of John’s Life will be held at his home in Leicester later this year, and in Tahoe City and Redding in 2019.