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.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at The Venue, 21 N. Market St., in downtown Asheville, at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 17. Please RSVP to Lita at (828) 335-8126.
Celebrations in Tahoe City and Redding will take place in 2019.