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Reuben Thomas Perkins

September 28, 1940 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 79)


Reuben Thomas Perkins, 79, of Buckingham passed peacefully at his home on June 4, 2020.  Reuben was born in Buckingham County on September 28, 1940, a son of the late Pete and Anna Perkins.  He was a truck driver for Kyanite Mining Corporation and Buffalo Wood Products.  Reuben joined the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department in 1962 and was an active member for 40 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Ranson Perkins; son, David Perkins and his wife, Lynn; daughter Janet P. Gilbert; three grandchildren, Chad Perkins and his wife, Peyton; Ryan Perkins and his wife, Bailey and Hannah Gilbert; two great-grandchildren Penelope Perkins and Perry Perkins; sister-in-law, Shelley Perkins; nephew, Chris Perkins; niece, Laura Perkins and many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Perkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department

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June 5, 2020

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Graveside Service
June 6, 2020

11:00 AM
Buckingham Community Cemetery
W. James Anderson Highway (Route 60)
Buckingham, VA 23901


Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department
P O Box 276, Dillwyn, VA 23936,

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