Keith Douglas "Doug" Perkins, age 53 of Belle, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, after his battle with stage 4 lung cancer.
Doug was born July 23, 1959, in Rolla, MO, a son to Jake and Delores (Vincent) Perkins. Jake preceded him in death in 2005 and his mother survives of the home
Doug attended Belle High School and graduated in 1977. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Belle.
Doug was employed by Feeler Tree Service and his hobbies included fishing, hunting, working on cars, watching pro wrestling and old westerns, and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his mother, Doug is survived by: his fiancAC. of 19 years, Pamela Dean Bryant; two sons, Joshua Keith Perkins and Nicholas Jacob Perkins; one daughter, Misty Dawn Janiece Perkins; one step-son, Michael Anthony Bryant; two step-daughters, Amanda Marie Valley and Jessica Lynnette Valley; mother of the children, Debra Lynn Watkins; one sister, Sandra Bray and her husband Danny; one brother, Jerry Perkins and his wife Misty; three nephews, Tommy Bray, Justin Bray, and Seth Perkins; one niece, Madison Perkins; eight grandchildren, Rickie, Connor, Savannah, Skylar, Kinser, Aubree, and Kaylynn; and eight step-grandchildren, Dakota, Nathan, Monica, Jessalynn, Taylor, Stevie, Isaha, and Dane.
In addition to his father, Doug was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Perkins.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Bill Perkins officiating. Interment will be in Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The American Cancer Society or to the family of Doug Perkins