Dr. Darrell Perkins

Dr. Darrell Perkins, 84, of Orange, passed away Friday, May 25, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Port Arthur, on May 31, 1927, Darrell was the son of Roy and Belle (Burch) Perkins. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He received his Doctorate degree at the University of Texas Dental Branch. He worked as an orthodontist and practiced dentistry for over 50 years.

Darrell was a member of the United Methodist Church in Orange. He was also a Fellow of the Rotary Club and lifelong member of and on the Board of Directors for Ducks Unlimited. He had a lifelong love of fishing, hunting, and the outdoors, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Brucie Perkins, and brothers, Edward Perkins and Jerry Perkins of Port Arthur.

Darrell is survived by his sons, Dr. Chris Perkins of Kingwood, and Darrell W. Perkins of Orange; step son, Andy Meshwert of Bridge City; daughter, Shelly Green of Groves; sister, Norma Heirtzler of Buna; grandchildren, Ashley Bellow of Warren, Amy Calaway of Beaumont, Christie Perkins of Dallas, Cody Perkins of San Marcos, Tiffany Hamilton of Orange, Leslie Perkins of Beaumont, Darrell C. Perkins of Orange, and Jason Meshwert of Bridge City; and great grandchildren, Lane DeGlandon of Warren, Drake Calaway of Beaumont, Chesleigh Hamilton of Orange, and Claylee Hamilton of Orange.


Special thank you to the caregivers: Randy Myers of Starks, Tanya Kornegey of Vidor, Pat White of Groves, Velma Amodeo of Little Cypress, and Doll Eygabroad of Starks.