Robert David Perrin, Sr., was born June 25, 1931, in Naylor, MO, the son of David Lewis Perrin and Ruby Lee Dabbs. Mr. Perrin passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at home with his family in Colorado Springs, CO, at the age of 89. He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Norma Jean Gollaher Perrin; his parents; and his four sisters – Magdalen, Melba Lee, Naomi and Deena.
Mr. Perrin had a servant’s heart. After active duty with the U.S. Navy, he enrolled in the University of Denver and graduated in 1959; first college graduate in his family. Following his education, Mr. Perrin was a residential contractor and Real Estate Broker while living in Denver, CO, and later in Murray, KY; and continued to serve the U.S. Navy for many more years, until his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer. While living in Murray, KY, he was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and an active leader for boys participating in the Royal Ambassador’s program and a Chaplain’s Assistant at the Murry-Calloway County Hospital. He was a Kiwanian and a Gideon, and for several years a prison ministry volunteer with the Gideons in Jackson, TN. Prior to passing, Mr. Perrin was an active member of the Overcomers, Legacy & Cancer Support Fellowship groups at Woodmen Valley Chapel, Colorado Springs, CO. He never met a stranger and was known as a loving son, brother, father, uncle, Chief and Papa.
Mr. Perrin is survived by his two daughters, Lynda Lu Perrin of Smyrna, TN, and Susan Wilson (Rob) of Three Way, TN, and his son, Robert David Perrin Jr. (Lara) of Colorado Springs, CO; six grandchildren, Kristen & Nichole Wilson (TN); and Chloe, Robert III, Andrew & Peter Perrin (CO); and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Rob Perrin, Robert Perrin III, Andrew Perrin, Peter Perrin, Rob Wilson, Byron Gann, Joe Lane and Steve Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be the Dr. Jerry Smith Sunday School Class, Kroger Breakfast Fellowship, The Gideons Jackson Camp, Jabez Ministries Bible Study, Overcomers, Legacy and Cancer Support Fellowships.
A Celebration of Life for Mr. Perrin will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021, at North Jackson Baptist Church with Reverend Harry DeLoach, UMC, officiating. Visitation at 10:00 AM with the Service at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. The family requests that memorials be directed to Englewood Baptist Church Library (
), Gideons International (
), Woodman Valley Chapel Prison Ministry (
) or Jabez Ministries (449 Hwy 104, Trenton, TN 38382).