of Batesville, AR
August 13, 1933 - November 4, 2020
Arden Von Perkey, 87, of Batesville passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020.He was born on Sunday, August 13, 1933 in Sidney, Arkansas to Charles "Charlie" Albertis Perkey and Gertrude "Gertie" Alice Lassiter Perkey. Von was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was a member and Deacon of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville. He was also a member of Tri-County Tractor Club; and retired from John Deere after 30+ years of dedicated service. Survivors include his two sons, Vondale Wayne Perkey (Janet) of Cave City, Arkansas and Dennis Allan Perkey (Tracy) of Lincoln, Nebraska; one daughter, Nancy Sue Craig of Jonesboro, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Candace Nicole Ozanich Stracener (Chuck) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Miranda Rachelle Perkey Scott (R. Matthew) of Padukah, Kentucky, Aaron Taylor Perkey of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Alexa Wren Perkey of Lincoln, Nebraska; four great-grandchildren, Presley Kate Stracener, Harrison James Stracener, Hudson William Stracener all of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Griffin Matthew Scott of Paducah, Kentucky; and four sisters, Glenn Perkey Davis of Pleasant Grove, Arkansas, Tommie Perkey Garlin of Batesville, Arkansas, Monnie Jo Perkey England of Cave City, Arkansas, and Alice Kay Perkey Milligan of Russellville, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 61 years, Bertha June Treadway Perkey; son-in-law, Robert ''Bobby'' Craig; four brothers, Joel James Perkey, Paul Rease Perkey, Charles Veryl Perkey, and Billy Don Perkey; one sister, Clois Mozell Perkey Ray.Pallbearers are Mickey Sharp, Rickie Sharp, Darrell Gilley, Dustin Treadway, Aaron Ross, and Hank England. Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Perkey, Dr. J.D. Allen, and Dr. David Fielder. Graveside services will begin at 10:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with Bro. Stefan Eubanks officiating. Memorials may be made in his honor to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks and social distancing will be observed.
Never see this before... but wanted to say I loved being a neighbor & friend to Mr. Perkey. He was so wonderful to me. He made me feel safe in a town I had never been to before while on a work assignment. Immediately introduced himself & invited me church in our very first conversation. He wanted to know if I knew Jesus. He Introduced me to his wife Bertha who took evening walks with me. They invited me over to sit & visit with them. He was like a pop to me. Mine had passed years prior. Bertha made me Blueberry Pancakes on my last day in Batesville. I literally cried as I drove off, because I new I’d never see them again. Mr. Perkey was truly a gentle soul, and wanted me to try hush puppies & po’boys. I will miss you, and I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN IN PARADISE!
Dear Perkey family , I am so sorry to hear of Mr.Von's passing. Mr.Von was always such a kind ,genuine gentleman every time you met him. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Jerrie Richardson
I will always remember Von as one of most loving, kind and genuine Christian men I have ever known. He always had a smile on his face, and I loved speaking with him when I was home. He will he dearly missed, but we will see each other again. I will keep the family in my prayers during this time.
Dear Family,I am saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend, Von. Our families shared many special memories down through the years at Calvary Baptist Church. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers and you grieve the loss of your loved one. Von was a good man.Robert Ford, Jr.
Von was a great guy and always smiling. So sorry for your loss.
Uncle Von was the brother of our Mom’s I knew the best. He was a kind and gentle man with remarkable patience. I say that because he tried to teach me how to replace the brake shoes on my car once when was 16. When the mold was made for uncles I think God used him as the model.
Rest In Peace You will always have a special place in my heart and I will miss you 🙏🙏🙏🙏
We just wanted you to know how sorry we are to hear of Von's passing. He and Bertha werewonderful neighbors over the years on College ST. . He was a wonderful man and certainly willbe missed by many friends!
Uncle Von,There are no words to express how much you mean to me. You sat with me during the entire visitation when my Dad passed which lasted well into the night. You and Aunt June also took great care of my mom and checked on her often. You gave Trish her first ever bite of ice cream. You are now celebrating a beautiful homecoming in heaven but know you will be missed greatly by this niece and her family.
Worked with Von as a Volunteer at WRMC. Always had some good conversations about the world and life!!!A GOOD PERSON!!!
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE.RAMSOM WILL MISS CALLING HIM.
So sorry for your loss
Vondall and all the family. I am so sorry for the passing of Von. I pray that God will comfort you all during this time of sorrow.
I was so sorry to hear of Von’s passing. The man helped me maintain my sanity when my Dad was so sick so many years ago. He was always there, always smiling, and would not let anything ruin my day. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Von, my brother in so many ways, see you on the other side.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss! I loved to hear his stories of the past happenings around Poke Bayou and Eutopia Church. He will be missed! Prayers for his whole family
Von, I have some very good memories..you will forever be missed love.. your sis Jo England
Von you will forever be loved and missed.Your baby sis Kay Perkey Milligan
We are sorry for your loss, but we know it is heaven’s gain. We attended church with Von for several years. He was a christian that we loved. Our sincere sympathy is for all his family.
I am so sorry to hear of Von passing. Mother(Oretha) and I send all of our love and prayers to my Perkey family
Von always had a laugh when we got together. And he always remembered my name even when we hadn’t seen each other for a while. We always talked about my family (Landers in Cave City). He will be missed!! I’m glad to have known Von.
Janet and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Von well, but every time I saw him, he was such a peaceful, happy man. Know that thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Sorry for your loss we graduated from Sidney and had good memories at our reunions. Prayers for all.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Perkey’s passing. Buddy and I will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.