Virgil Steven Perkins

Born in Galesburg, Illinios on July 15, 1959

Departed on August 25, 2016 and resided in Gallatin, Tennessee

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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

18 Comments to Virgil Steven Perkins

  1. Virgil Marie Perkins Simmerman
    August 26, 2016 11:00 am

    Sending my love to all the family.

  2. Bill & Judy Copson
    August 26, 2016 11:02 am

    With deepest sympathy in your loss of Steven. May you Jeanne and both families hold your memories close to your heart and know he will be watching over you. He fought a valiant battle and left you all surrounded with love. Bill & Judy Copson. ❤

  3. Vickie Tucker
    August 26, 2016 1:03 pm

    My heart is so sad. I promise Brother this family will bond and make you proud. Your big Sis; Vickie.

  4. Velda Weinreich
    August 26, 2016 1:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. May God wrap his living arms around the entire family and give them some comfort.

  5. Gregory & Denise Berard
    August 26, 2016 1:08 pm

    Jeannie, Denise and I are sorry for your loss of your brother. We know him and know he was a fine young man. Thoughts and prayers are with you Jeannie,and Louis, and your sister and all of the family members.

  6. Gayle Miller (Piech)
    August 26, 2016 1:19 pm

    My very deepest sympathy to all family members. Prayers are lifted up.

  7. Dale Gilliam
    August 26, 2016 1:28 pm

    So sorry to read of Steve’s passing….. I will always remember our visit years ago when visiting Louis and Jeannie.

  8. Cindy Graham Payne
    August 26, 2016 1:48 pm

    Condolences and prayers for the family as you face this loss. I am close friends with Virgil’s big sister, Vickie Perkins Tucker, of Abilene, Texas.

  9. Jeanne Marcoux
    August 26, 2016 2:02 pm

    To all who loved Steve, especially you Jeanne I offer my deepest condolences. Only time will soften the pain. In the meantime rejoice in the life you shared. I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Jim Wood
    August 26, 2016 2:06 pm

    So sorry for this loss. My condolences to all who loved him.

  11. Georgia Clemons
    August 26, 2016 5:57 pm

    Sending prayers of comfort and strength. Sorry for your loss of a loved one.

  12. Kimberly Juraco
    August 27, 2016 12:14 am

    So sorry for your loss. Wishing you all peace and comfort in your time of sadness and loss.

  13. Kathy Yokeley
    August 27, 2016 7:40 am

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers prayers are with you Virgie and your family. May you find peace and comfort with memories that you can cherish forever.

  14. Jim and cheryl leonard
    August 27, 2016 5:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  15. Sheree
    August 28, 2016 8:35 am

    I will never forget you. Thank you for our time together and for remaining my friend. Watch over you family and friends, until we meet again.

  16. Daria Vincent
    August 29, 2016 6:59 pm

    God bless everyone and keep you close in his arms. Now you have Steve to watch over the family too. I thank God for the sweet way he brought our sons back to Steve. Please accept my condolences. I too am saddened, we were young, once shared a life, but I raised a beautiful little boy named Steven. God bless and comfort you all. Aloha Nui Loa, Daria

  17. Link and Marsha Bell
    September 2, 2016 8:59 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss and the suffering you have both been enduring. Knowing that he is resting comfortably in God’s arms doesn’t take away your pain. I’m glad you have supportive family around. Cindy understands what you are feeling now and I’m sure she will be a huge help to you. We still love you and I think about you every time I cut down Ponder Place. Come by the next time you’re in town.

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