Virgil C. Perkins

Nov 22, 2019
Virgil Perkins

Hope — Virgil Charles Perkins, 81, of Hope, passed away Nov. 19, 2019, at the Sussman House in Rockport. Virgil was born April 6, 1938 in Houlton to Charles Augustus Perkins and Ruth Evangeline (Sutherland) Perkins.

He grew up in the Houlton area and attended elementary, middle school and high school in the area. After high school, he joined the Army National Guard from 1955 until 1966.

Virgil was a grade foreman on highway and road construction, and also worked as a foreman many years with Wayne Hilt of Hilt Construction in St. George.

He loved dancing with his wife, Shirley, at the Blue Goose, raising his family, taking care of the family farm and animals, carpentry, and his own home renovations. He was a very dedicated and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all that knew him.

Virgil was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 46 years Shirley Mae Perkins; siblings Hazel Faulkner, Vivian Cummings, Geneva Sherwood, Lottie Moody, Daniel Perkins; nephew Bryan Puckett, step-children Eugene Philbrook, Robert Philbrook, Sharon Philbrook and granddaughter Kelly Lowe.

He is survived by his daughter, Susanne Perkins of California; son, Jonathan Perkins of Liberty; daughter Dale Martz and Dwinal Tripp of Union, and daughter Lisa Martin and husband Joseph of Warren; daughter-in-law Dawn Hoche of St. George, 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his longtime best friend and colleague, Wayne Hilt of St. George.

The family will have a private graveside service in the spring.

A very special thank you from his family to all of his angels at Winward Gardens (North Wing) for all of their everyday willingness and unwavering care and support that they all gave to him, his family and friends during his stay.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, visit

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Kevin M. Kelly | Nov 24, 2019 15:33

Virgil was a very nice man and will be missed. Kevin M. Kelly, D. C.

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