Oscar Stanton Perkins

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“We have had a lot of good times with Stanton and Dot and will always cherrish our memories of them. They always seemed to be so happy go lucky!!! ...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Harold & Martha Ellis

“Stanton was a very special brother in-law whom I loved to worry to death when he was courting Dot. He gave me many nickels to get out of living room...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Thompson - Goldsboro, NC

“Stanton was a very special person. I always admired his zest for life, how he continued to be so active physically and mentally, and how much he...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Cleone Ellis (Pete) - Apex, NC

Together on Stanton's 96th birthday. Happy & Healthy “So many memories flood my heart. Parker, Eddie ,Tom and my grandchildren made him part of our lives. My beloved first husband BUCK EDMUNDSON had...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Helen Page Perkins Edmundson McLean - NC

“Sending Our Deepest Sympathy during the loss of Uncle Stanton. Elton, Judy & Zachary Smith ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: JUDY SMITH - GOLDSBORO, NC

“Uncle Stanton, you will be greatly missed. I will always cherish the Ellis Family Gatherings through the years with aunts, uncles, and cousins...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Margaret Best Weaver - NC - Niece

“Dear Betsy, Karen, Steve and all of Uncle Stanton's loved ones, Please know how sorry I was to hear about the passing of Uncle Stanton. He was a...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Michelle Abbott - Harrisburg, NC

“My prayers and condolences are with all of you. I always enjoyed talking with Stanton; he had a smile, just like one in enclosed photo, always warm....Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Margaret (Seymour) St. John, - NC

“Sorry to hear of your lose. Prayers ar with you and your family. Jane ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jane Holmes - Goldsboro, NC

“So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Rose

“Johnny Hill I am sending this song out to my Grandfather Oscar Perkins who died yesterday around 5pm eastern standard time. He lived a long well...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Johnny Hill - grandson

“I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. My grandmother went on several trips with Per Flo Tours. Mrs. Dot and Mr. Oscar were on those trips. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Thomas - Pikeville, NC


Oscar Stanton Perkins, 97, was reunited with his loving wife, Dorothy Perkins, Friday, February 1, 2013. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Stanton was born in Wayne County January 9, 1916 to Timothy Stanton Perkins and Ruth Hooks Perkins of the Rosewood Community. Stanton was a scout master for the Pine Forest Troop for several years. Stanton began working as a clerk for Weils Fertilizer Company. After working many years for them and farming, he worked for the US Postal Service as a clerk in the Goldsboro office. Then he was a rural mail carrier for 16 years before retiring in 1978. Stanton then worked with PerFlo Tours for several years before beginning a long series of travels with his wife Dot. They visited all fifty states and even traveled some in Canada. He lived a full life and loved sharing stories of his many travels with family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 4, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. at Pine Forest UMC in Rosewood with the Rev. Vann Spivey, of Pine Forest United Methodist Church, and Rev. Calvin Craft, of Pinkney Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Family will receive friends and relatives following the service from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m and at other times at the home located at 950 Old Kenly Road, Pikeville. Interment will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Pine Forest Cemetery.

Stanton is survived by his daughters, Betsy Hill and husband John, of Mount Olive, Karen Collins and husband, Lionel of Nahunta; and his son, Stephen Perkins of Nahunta; his brother Robert Edward Perkins of Goldsboro; his sister Helen Paige McLean and husband Tom McLean of Florida. His grandchildren Johnny Hill of Houston, TX; Tommy Hill, of Morehead City; Kevin Perkins of Nahunta; Christy Duval and husband, Danny, of Biloxi, MS; Wendy Crane and husband Tom of Rosewood; Carl Perkins and wife, Kim, of Fremont; Danny Edgerton and wife, Melissa, of Nahunta. His great grandchildren are Christopher Hill, Emily Perkins, Courtney Duval, Amanda Walters, Justin Edgerton, Cameron Hill, Joey Crane, Carly Perkins, Carson Crane, Cody Perkins, Tyson Edgerton, Miranda Mooring and her children, Collin Beasley and Audawen Mooring. He has several surviving in-laws: Marie Perkins, wife of James; Margie Perkins, wife of Howard; Harold Ellis and wife Martha Ann, Carolyn Thompson, Violetta Ellis, and Cleone Ellis. He also has many nieces and nephews.
Stanton was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Ellis Perkins, wife of 69 years; two sons Thomas Stanton Perkins and James Herman Perkins; brothers Alton Ray Perkins, Howard Miller Perkins, and James Hooks Perkins; and his sister Ruth Marie Perkins.

Flowers are welcome but donations can be made in Stanton's memory to Boy Scout troop 258, Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 867 South NC 581 Highway, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or Pinkney Missionary Baptist Church, 3157 North NC 581 Highway, Fremont, NC 27830.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.