Raymond Jasper “Jack” Perkins, Jr., known affectionately to his grandchildren as Pop Pop, passed away at his home in Advance on Sunday May 2, 2021. Born on October 27, 1938 in La Grange, North Carolina to Minnie Bruce Britt and Raymond Jasper Perkins, Jack graduated from East Carolina University in 1960 and served as a middle school history teacher before joining Lamar Dean Outdoor Advertising. In 1972, he followed his dreams and started his own business, AdSign Corporation. Throughout Jack’s tenure at the helm of the business, AdSign became a fixture in the Clemmons and Winston-Salem communities, displaying public service announcements on its trademark billboard ranging from marriage proposals to patriotic messages. He was most proud of his work with RJR Sports Marketing installing billboards and electronic message centers all over the country. Jack’s dedication to AdSign was overshadowed only by his dedication to his family. Jack was the pillar of his family and was ever-present in the lives of his children and grandchildren, never missing an important event and never failing to prepare them for all of life’s challenges, from cold weather to trips overseas. He adored his grandchildren and loved spoiling them more than anything else. When he wasn’t spending time with his family, Jack enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach and his vacation home in Topsail Island, making an impression wherever he went and never meeting a stranger nor failing to give them a nickname. Jack also was an avid golfer and a loyal fan of the Carolina Panthers. Jack will be missed greatly by his wife of 48 years, Sue Whitt Perkins; his son, Britt (Maria) Perkins; his daughter, Allison Perkins McWhorter (Michael); five grandchildren, Will and Sarah Perkins and Cade, Carson, and Reagan McWhorter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie Bruce and Raymond Perkins and siblings, Betty Britt Howard and James Perkins. A funeral service will be held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 1:00pm with Chaplain Randy Hillman officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE South Tower Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328 or the Humane Society of Davie County, 1469 N. Main St., Mocksville, NC 27028. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
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