(Orange, Texas)


May 10, 2013

Harold “Hank” (Bud) Perkins


Harold “Hank” (Bud) Perkins, 79, of Vidor, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Marv Howland, retired Chaplain and Reverend Kenny Melanders, pastor of Friendship Bible Baptist Church in Vidor. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange with Military Honors provided by the South East Texas Veterans Service Group.

Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Born in Chaffe, Missouri on April 17, 1934, Hank was the son of Marvin Lindsey Perkins and Josephine Angeline (Myers) Perkins. Hank served in the U.S. Navy for four years and retired from the Air Force after 18 years. Hank retired as a Warehouse Supervisor at Higman Marine after 12 years. He was a member of Friendship Bible Baptist Church in Vidor. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., the American Legion and also a lifetime member of the Texas Chaplain Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Anna Mae Perkins; and sister, Uldine Brake.

Hank is survived by his wife, Brenda Gail Perkins of Vidor; daughters, Rèmee Mallay and husband, Edward of South Hempstead, New York, Joan Perkins of New Orleans, Louisiana and Lisa Rougeau and husband, Jacob of Orange.

He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Erin SanClementi, Matthew Mallay, Oceanna Rougeau, Joseph Rougeau, J.J. Rougeau, Justin Rougeau; and three great-grandchildren, Rosa Anna SanClementi, Gena Lola SanClementi and Remy Zia Mallay.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friendship Bible Baptist Church in Vidor, 3680 S. Main Street, Vidor, Texas 77662.

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