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R.V. Perkins, age 88, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his residence.


R.V. was born on January 27, 1933 in Ono, KY to the late George Perkins and Ina Popplewell Perkins.  He was a member of the Christian Home Separate Baptist Church in Jabez.  He traveled around for over 40 years singing in the gospel group – The Perkins Family.  R.V. enjoyed fishing, building things, farming, and walking his granddog, Emily. 


He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta Lavern Polston Perkins, whom he married on November 28, 1953 in Russell County; one son, Kenny V. (and Lana) Perkins of Somerset; two daughters, Lanna Gay (and Hiram) Draughn of Nancy and Janna Kay (and Marty) Gaines of Nancy; one brother, Roger (and Freda) Perkins of Russell Springs; three sisters, Janice (and Ronnie) Decker of Somerset, Hattie Hughes of Russell Springs and Norma Ramlow of Russell Springs; six grandchildren, Kyle (and Katara) Perkins, Jamie (and Jeremy) Burke, Kendra Whittle (and Brian), Dustin (and Brittany) Whittle, Tarah Gaines (and James) and Katie Arlene Perkins; and five great-grandchildren, Harper Haynes, Hannah Burke, Bryson Carroll and Lucy Marie Perkins and soon to be born, Joel Rylee Haynes.


Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Perkins; three brothers, Junior Perkins, Clifford Perkins and Kenzel Perkins; one infant brother, Cosby Perkins; one sister, Brenda Henderson; and two infant sisters, Wanda Perkins and Betty Perkins.


Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.


His funeral service will follow on Wednesday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Polston and Bro. Mark Polston officiating. 


Burial will be at Military Springs Cemetery in Jabez.