Riley Donald Perkins, 83 of Liberty MO, passed away July 1, 2023 at 11:27 pm at his home. The son of Jesse (Wymore) and George Perkins, he was born on February 25, 1940, in Unionville, MO. He graduated from Unionville High School in 1959. On September 1, 1962, Riley was united in marriage to Virginia Darlene (Pierson) Perkins.
Riley is survived by his wife Darlene, his daughters Rachel (Joel) Medearis and Ruth Hughes, sisters-in-law Livina Perkins and Maxine (Hugh Dean) Eddy, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents George and Jesse Perkins, one brother Johnnie Perkins, and one sister Mary Roof.
Riley loved collecting gas engines, antique tractors, coins, and knives. He and his wife Darlene owned and operated Perkins General Store from 1972 to 1985. They moved to Liberty, MO where he worked in lithography. Riley loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed spending time at Lake Thunderhead. In his retirement, he regularly visited his friends at Hardee’s for breakfast. He was loved and cherished by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Putnam Senior Citizens Center in Unionville, MO.