Robert Terry Perkins, age 64, passed on July 12th, 2018 in the comfort of his home. Bob was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois on June 9th, 1954 to Martha and Joseph Perkins. He attended Harper Jr. College in Mt. Prospect before moving to Vero Beach, Florida to attend Florida International University where he earn a Degree in Construction Management. Shortly after graduation he was recruited by Blount International and worked for 5 years on the construction of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was Project Manager for Blount on the Hillsboro County Jail in Tampa, Florida before moving to Tallahassee 1989 where his children Call and Page were born. He was selected to go to Kuiwait as part of the Emergency Response after the failed invasion by Iraq. The family moved to Orlando, Florida in 2000 where Bob opened his own construction firm, Perkins Development which specialized in medical facilities including cancer centers and Nemours Children’s hospitals.
He is survived by his brothers Thomas and James Perkins and his children Call and Page Perkins.
A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on July 21st, 2018 at 1pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. Following the service will be reception hosted at the family’s home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Bob’s favorite charity: AMVETS.