Age 57, of Gallatin, passed away August 25, 2016.
Steven was born in Galesburg, IL to the late Betty Jean Holmes Perkins and Virgil Otis Perkins. He was a 1977 graduate of Warren High School in Monmouth, IL. In 1981 he found his passion serving in the United States Navy. He served his country honorably for 20 years, on the USS Independence & USS Midway, porting in locations all over the world with Diego Garcia being one of his most memorable. After his service he worked until 2012 for Allied Barton as a Security Officer at Vanderbilt. Steven could best be described as a thoughtful, fun loving, kind, gentle and generous military man. He had many hobbies, with some of his favorites being traveling, fishing, doing anything with trains, Karaoke, flying kites, and collecting anything to do with Godzilla.
Survived by his wife, Jeanne Berry of Gallatin, son, Steven Kyle Perkins (Krystal) of Winston-Salem, NC & “bonus son”, David Jennings (Mahealani) of Cassadaja, NY; granddaughter, Norah Perkins; sisters, Jeannie Suttle (Louis) of Brentwood; Virgetta Junk (Rich) of Galesburg, IL; Virgie Simmerman (Jim) Bourbon, MO; Vickie Tucker (Ray) of Abilene, TX; sister-in-law, Cindy Warner of Hendersonville; brother-in-law, Vince Berry (Gisele) of Murfreesboro; nieces & nephews, Sam Warner, John Warner (Lindsey), Joshua Shane Ring, Meagan Anderson (Robb Liekis), Lee Anderson, Nathan Berry, Shelley Moore, Tessa Suttle, Jamie Stokes (Christian), Bo Suttle (Jeannie) & Spencer Berry and several great-nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the compassionate & loving caregivers at Alive Hospice and also the excellent care he received from the Nashville VA Hospital, in particular, Dr. Benjamin Tillman.
A Life Celebration will be held 4:00pm, Monday, August 29th at Crestview Funeral Home. Burial will take place at 1:00pm, Tuesday, August, 30th at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Monday at Crestview Funeral Home 1623 Hwy 109 N, Gallatin, TN, 37066 615-452-1943 crestviewfh.com