Jerry Gene Perkins, 45, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 4:50 AM, Monday, July 8th, at his residence. Jerry was born in Carrollton, KY on May 3, 1974, a son of Tamra and Elmer Doke of Rising Sun, IN. Jerry was a graduate of the South Dearborn High School, Class of 1993. He worked as a supervisor in the paint department for Swiss Caps and later went on to work as a card dealer at Belterra Casino and Grand Victoria Casino.
In his free time, he enjoyed many outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, and driving his truck in the woods. He was known for his "expertise" on grilling and cracking jokes. His biggest focus and joy in life was his family.
In addition to his parents, Jerry is survived by daughter Emma Perkins of East Enterprise, IN, son Gavin Perkins of East Enterprise, brothers, Fred (Aleshia) Perkins, of Madison, IN, Chris Doke, of Aurora, IN, and David (Martha) Perkins, of Carrollton, KY, grandson, Noah and was looking forward to the arrival of his next grandbaby. Jerry is also survived by many nieces and nephews and long time companion, Trina Estes of Eminence, KY.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1 PM at Markland Funeral Home followed by burial at Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, IN. Visitation will be Thursday July 11, 2019 from 5-8 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses (checks made payable to Markland Funeral Home). Cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.com
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