He grew up in Wellington and LaGrange. He graduated from Keystone High School. He was employed at TeleTech Communications for 15 years as a lead engineer. He also worked for Gateway Tanks, building water towers and worked construction throughout his life. When Jimmy was younger, he had a love and passion for building and driving cars in the Demolition Derby. He enjoyed being outdoors, country music, playing cards with family and friends, football and NASCAR. His greatest enjoyment was being with his fiancee and looking forward to spending the rest of his life with her. They were planning to get married in July. He was a good friend to all; he would do anything for anyone and was loved by all and he will be greatly missed.
Jimmy is survived by his fiancee “Reney” (nee Nowak) Yeo; mother, Norrine Neiding of Elyria; and brother, Ricky A. Perkins of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert J. Perkins; maternal grandparents Frank and Otilla Cebula.
Friends may call 10 until 11 A.M., Thursday, April 3, 2104, at North Eaton Christian Church, 35895 Royalton Road, Grafton. Funeral service will follow at 11 A.M. Reverend Chuck Butcher will officiate. A luncheon will follow immediately after the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.