Gary R. Perkins

Alton | Sunday, May 8 2016

Gary R. Perkins, 57, passed away at 7:44 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born September 28, 1958 in Alton, he was the son of Gary J. and Pauline M. (Jouett) Perkins. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton. On June 5, 1981 he married the former Bonnie Riley and they were married for 35 years. Along with his wife Bonnie, he is survived by two daughters, Lori Sutphin (Matt) of Alton and Debbie Diepenbrock (Brad) of Alton and two grandchildren, Jacob and Jessica Sutphin. Gary was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 13,2 016. Pastor Jackie Havis-Shear will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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