August 23, 1946 - September 1, 2019
John Dennis Perkins was born to Albert Perkins and Ola Mae Perkins on August 23, 1946, and was the third of four sons. He was raised in California, KY where he graduated from Campbell County High School. Upon graduation he took a job at Kenner Toy Company until joining the US Navy in 1967. Upon discharge he took a job at L&N Railroad until 1994 and later spent many years working as a driver and manager at Avis Rent-A-Car. In 1973, he met the love of his life, Connie Sue Blackburn, and they married the following year. Despite many hardships over the years, he made many sacrifices to ensure his children, Emily, John, Joseph, and Kathleen received a Catholic education. He was deeply involved with his children's and grandchildren's schools (Holy Cross, St. Anthony & Latonia Elementary) including numerous hours of volunteer work as PTO President, organizing and implementing overnight cleanup programs, and cafeteria work. All four of his children received a Catholic education in part to his sacrifices and volunteer work performed. His grandchild, Krystin, was born in 2000, Abigail in 2005, Johnathan in 2016, and Christina 2019. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers: Kenny, Jerry, and Frank. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie; his children Emily Turner (Jerry), John, Joseph (Jennifer), and Kathleen; his grandchildren, Krystin, Abigail, Johnathan, and Christina. He's set an example as a husband and father that may never be matched. He is deeply loved and cherished, and will be greatly missed.
Please join friends and family to celebrate John's life at American Legion Post # 203 3801 Winston Ave, Latonia, KY 41015 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12pm for a Memorial Service followed immediately by a gathering for food and shared memories until 4pm. Online condolences may be expressed at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com or on Facebook. Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Church.