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Billy Stone Perkins

June 12, 1929 — July 3, 2024

Vidor, TX

Billy Stone Perkins, 95, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 3, 2024. He was born on June 12, 1929, in Millsap, Texas to Robert G. Perkins and Lantee Debusk Perkins. He spent his childhood in and around Mineral Wells, Texas. He graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1947 and then attended Weatherford College. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1949 and served with distinction during the Korean War. He was decorated with the Bronze Star for his service. He was employed by Entex Gas Company for 34 years. It was his service with Entex that led him to relocate to Vidor, Texas in 1962. He retired as an Entex Construction Foreman in 1987.

Billy served his Lord through the ministry of First Baptist Church Vidor. He always had a heart for the less fortunate. He volunteered with the United Christian Care Center of Vidor and Some Other Place of Beaumont for over 20 years.

Billy served 12 years on Vidor City Council; of which 6 years he was mayor pro-term. Following his service there he served for 12 years on Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 as a board member. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years.

Arrangements are through Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor, TX. Visitation will be Saturday, July 6 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church Vidor. Funeral 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church Vidor. Burial Tuesday, July 9 at 1:00 pm at Holders Chapel Cemetery in Cool, TX

Billy was proceeded in death by his parents and siblings as well as his first wife of 43 years, Madolyn Ellsworth Perkins in 2001. He was also proceeded in death by his second wife of 11 years, Rose Begnant Perkins in 2013. He is survived by two nieces, Wanda Elam of Mineral Wells, Texas and Vada Burns of Georgia; one great niece, Kala Elam of Tyler, Texas; and stepchildren Rita Ashley, Charlotte Begnaud, Edward Begnaud Jr., Paul Begnaud and Raymond Begnaud Sr. As well as countless friends and his church family. In leu of lowers you may send donations to the Elder Care Fund of First Baptist Church Vidor. Billy’s family and friends would like to express their gratitude to Lucus Court Assisted Living and Divinity Hospice for their diligent care they provided in these recent months.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, July 6, 2024

12:30 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Vidor

350 North Main Street, Vidor, TX 77662

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 6, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Vidor

350 North Main Street, Vidor, TX 77662

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Burial

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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