Leroy Perkins, 91, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 8, 2019, at his home in Orange.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019, with a Rosary being recited by Larry Crochet at 6:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Big Woods, Louisiana, on February 13, 1928, he was the son of Cecil Perkins and Bessie Mae (Parish) Perkins. Leroy proudly served his country in the United States Merchant Marines, and as a former police officer for the City of Orange. Leroy later went on to work for American Bridge and Arco Polymers, and was a member of the Pipefitter and Boilermaker Union. Leroy was also a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He loved music and was a talented musician, playing the piano, fiddle, and guitar. He loved to go dancing with his companion, Marie Myers. Leroy had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed a good joke. He was a very strong-willed man who had an interest in politics and supported the Democratic Party. He loved his family and was a wonderful Paw Paw. Leroy will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Bessie Mae Perkins; his great-grandson, Keagon Travis; and his great-grandmother, Eliza Parish.
He is survived by his companion, Marie Myers of Nederland, Texas; his children, Patricia Ann Monceaux and husband Larry of Orangefield, Texas, Carol Lee Perkins of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Susan Travis and husband Tommy of Picayune, Mississippi, and Mary Angela “Angie” Duplechin and husband Randy of Mauriceville, Texas; his “adopted son,” Larry Gene Aaron of Orange, Texas; his grandchildren, Danny Aaron, Brandy Cardenas, Cole Aaron, Scott Travis, T. C. Travis, Natalie Giarratano, Amanda Matoushek, Michelle Giarratano, and Regina Giarratano; and his 16 great-grandchildren.