John O (Jack) Perkins, born a native of St Louis MO., Jack served in the US Navy in World War II, and was an editor of a Navy newsletter in the Philippines. He returned and married Louise Rees in 1948 and graduated from Washington University in St Louis in 1949.
After a successful career in the grocery products division of Ralston Purina, he joined Rogers American brokerage in Raleigh in 1969.
He served as president and owner for many years.
A long time member of North Ridge country club, Jack Perkins was always known as one of the clubs best putters.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Rees; brother, Dr. David Perkins and his wife, Marge of St. Louis; and Robert Perkins and his wife, Donna of Venice, FL; sister-in-law, Violet Hilgeman; nieces, Ellen Deker of Austin TX; and Joyce Feldman of St Louis; and nephew, John Perkins of New York, NY.
He will especially be missed by his girls, Lee and Stephanie Scarlett and Holly Bennett.
Jack was an engaging and affable man and will be missed by an army of friends all of whom were the more happy for knowing Jack .
He will be entombed at Valhalla in St Louis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice or a charity of choice. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to www.BrownWynne.com