FREDONIA - Larry G. Perkins, 65, an owner- operator of ShanLor Trucking, where he worked for 20 years, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Buffalo Veterans Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.
He was born April 27, 1948, in Warsaw, N.Y., the son of the late Mervyn W. and Josephine M. (Riffell) Perkins.
Larry graduated from Pine Valley Central School and was a member of the Masonic Lodge 0301 in Fredonia, Veterans Post 6390 in Sheridan, American Legion Post 0001 in Albany, and the Moose Lodge 89 in Dunkirk, N.Y. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He en-listed on Feb. 28, 1966, at Buffalo, N.Y., and was discharged on Feb. 27, 1969, at Fort Riley, Kan.
Larry had his pilot's license and enjoyed flying.
He is survived by his wife, Carol A. Perkins of Fredonia, N.Y., two daughters: Shannon P. (Adam) Wickley of Atlanta, Ga., Lori J. Bridges of Falconer, N.Y.; six grandsons: Mason Bridges, Nolan Bridges and Lucas Sopak all of Falconer, N.Y., Jack-son Wickley , Grant Wickley and Lance Wickley all of Atlanta, Ga.; one grand-daughter, Lauren Wickley of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers: Gary (Jeanette) Perkins of Jamestown, N.Y., Glen (Linda) Perkins of Ellington, N.Y., Ray (Pat) Perkins of Phoenix, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.
The public is invited to join the family for a funeral service on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Balcom Corners, Route 83, South Dayton, N.Y. The Rev. Bruce Fish of Cherry Creek - Leon United Methodist Church will be officiating. Burial will be in the Villenova Cemetery in South Dayton.
Family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst NY 14228 or Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 665 Elm Street, Buffalo NY 14263.