J. D. Perkins, 90, of Orange, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, at his home in Orange.  
Born Oct.19, 1923 in Starks, La. to E. B. and Missouri (Bass) Perkins, he was a longtime resident of the Orange area. He served his country as a member of the Medical Corp in the United States Army and worked as a Process Operator at the DuPont Sabine River Works Plant in Orange. J. D. was a Ham Radio operator under the call letters WA5COD. 
J. D. is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim Perkins and Curtis Perkins, and his sister, Audrey May Dunlap.
Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 70 years, Annie E. (Peco) Perkins of Orange; children, Elizabeth (Perkins) Hudson and husband, Conrad of Buna, Bruce Perkins of Jasper, Dianna (Penkins) Simmons of Orange, and Donald Perkins and wife, Melissa of Orange; sister, Vera Corbitt of Houston; brother, Rodger Perkins of Elkhart; grandchildren, Missy (Williams) Keenon, Chad Williams, Tyler Perkins, Hunter Perkins, Davy Smith and Krystle Simmons; great grandchildren, Anthony Smith, Trevor Keenon, Kaitlan Keenon, Michael Williams, Matthew Williams, Kelby Newsome, Kassidy Newsome and Avery Perkins, and great-great grandson, Huntley Smith.  J. D. is also survived by numerous members of his extended family.
Services to honor J. D.’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, Sept. 29, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Chaplain Jerry Fenter with Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Rite of committal and interment will follow services at the Bland Cemetery in Orange.  
A gathering of J. D.’s family will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.Sunday at the funeral home.  
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.