LONGSTREET COMMUNITY… Mr. Albert C. “Jack” Perkins, a resident of the Longstreet Community, near Ozark, died late Tuesday afternoon, August 17, 2021, at his home. He was 95.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 21, 2021, in the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Reverend Leon Fortune officiating. Graveside services, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Due to COVID19, masks are requested, and social distancing is recommended during all scheduled times.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Longstreet Cemetery Trust Fund, Inc., c/o Ronnie Snellgrove, 1480 County Road 143, Ozark, AL 36360 or to Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center, 368 James Street, Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Mr. Perkins, son of the late Albert Wallace Perkins and Lula Bundy Perkins, was a native of Troy, Alabama. He graduated from high school in 1944 and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Following his service in the military, Mr. Perkins moved to Detroit, Michigan to work in the automobile industry. He enjoyed racing motorcycles and was on the original Harley Davidson Motorcycle Racing Team. Mr. Perkins also enjoyed drag racing and he won a National Title and was a national record holder. He retired in 1978 and moved to the Longstreet Community, to build his dream home that he named, Valhalla. Mr. Perkins was also retired as a Corporate Pilot from Frit Industries in Ozark. He was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans Ozark Chapter #94. Mr. Perkins was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was the groundskeeper at the church and cemetery for many years. He was preceded in death by two children, Albert Douglas Perkins and Molly Ann Perkins: a grandchild, Nathan.
Surviving relatives include his wife of sixty-five years, Winnie Fortune Perkins, Longstreet Community; three sons, Albert Medley and Richard Perkins, both of Lima, OH, and Mark Perkins (Ann), Longstreet Community; daughter-in-law, Marcia Perkins; twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild on the way.