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Terry Wayne Perkins of Harrisburg

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    Terry Wayne Perkins

updated: 8/17/2022 6:23 PM

Terry Wayne Perkins, 75, of Harrisburg, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.

Terry was born Oct. 14, 1946, in Harrisburg to the late Willard and Thelma (Lands) Perkins. Terry married Jane Reed on Aug. 6, 1966, and she survives.

Terry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and a man of deep Christian faith. He was deeply humbled to have served as a deacon for many years.

Until his retirement, he worked as an electrician at his business, Perkins Electric. Terry previously worked at Sahara Coal Company, where he was a mine manager at the time they closed operations. Terry was well known for his ability to fix anything.

Terry and his wife Jane were married 56 years and were blessed with a son, Shannon Perkins (wife Angie) of Harrisburg; a daughter, Ellen Sprinkle (husband Brett) of Evansville, Indiana; and three grandchildren, Zachary (Hannah) Perkins of Alexandria, Virginia, and Garrett Sprinkle and Jalen Sprinkle, both of Evansville, Indiana.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 at Stricklin Funeral Home, formerly Reed Funeral Chapel, in Harrisburg. The Rev. Ron Reed officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund or McKinley Avenue Baptist Church Youth Group. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family on his obituary page at