Sidney Durbin Perkins

September 20, 1925 ‒ January 06, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Sidney Durbin Perkins, age 90, of Mount Vernon passed away on Wednesday morning, January 6, 2016 at the Country Court Nursing Center surrounded by his family.  He was born on September 20, 1925 in Mount Vernon to the late Harry E. and Elizabeth W. (Durbin) Perkins.

Sidney was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy in 1944 and Penn State University in 1948 with an Oil and Gas Engineer’s Degree.  He was an oil and gas producer and farmer. Sidney was a member of the former Vine Street Church of Christ, the Mount Zion Lodge #9 F. & A.M., Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star and the Old Homestead Club.

Sidney is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Heckler) Perkins; son Daniel D.  (Lynn) Perkins of New Philadelphia;  daughters, Susan E. (Roger) Carlson of  Troy, MI  and Patricia L. (Christopher Gipple) Perkins of Amelia; grandchildren, Jennifer (John) Carlson Schmotzer, David (Kelly) Carlson and Lt. Andrew (Melissa) Carlson and  great granddaughter, Madison Schmotzer; sister, Jean Shaffer of  Advance, NC; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Sidney was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Perkins.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon where a Masonic service will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday followed by a funeral service officiated by Sidney’s grandson, Pastor Dave Carlson. A private burial will be held in Mound View Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Knox County or the Knox County Dog Shelter in Sidney’s memory.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Sidney Durbin Perkins.

  • Barbara and family

    My thoughts are with you during the loss of Sydney. Please know that I am thinking of you.

    Carol Navin

  • Dear Barbara and Family,
    I always enjoyed helping Sidney whenever he came to the Recorder’s Office when I worked there. He would always want me to wait on him and I always enjoyed talking with him. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Dear Sue and Roger,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories of your Dad help you get through this time. May you experience the Lord’s peace and comfort.
    Rich and Loretta

  • Dear Barbara & Family,
    We were deeply sorry to hear of Sid’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
    Dick & Katie Gipple

  • Dear Dan and Lynn, and all your extended family,

    While our prayers for recovery were not to be, I’m still filled with the joy of knowing that your father Sidney, is with our Father, where I hope to meet him when my time comes.

    May the Lord comfort you and your family, as well as all of us touched by his passing. I’m reminded to renew my faith, and embrace the gift of today!

    Dan Johnson

  • Dear Carlson and Perkins families,
    So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
    Tom and Mary

  • Dear Sue and Roger,
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    We praise God that your father had Jesus as his Lord and Savoir.
    May God bless this time with your family and friends.
    Mike and Lisa Mayra

  • Roger and Sue,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. This has been quite a journey for you over the years as you’ve cared so lovingly for and ministered to your parents.
    We rejoice in the fact your Dad, Sue, came to have a relationship with Jesus Christ, and you have the assurance of his eternal home.
    Know you are in our prayers and thoughts as you navigate the next few days especially.
    Jerry and Melanie

  • Barbara, Susan, Dan, and Family:
    I was very sorry to here of Sidney’s passing. I will always remember him as kind and gentle soul. I cant ever recall him ever raising his voice. A nice guy. Susan….I know you have been there for your mom in the past…and you will be there for her in the future, because your a good daughter, and you have good heart. My prayers go out to all of your family at this time.

  • Dear Barbara, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Hal and Carole Walker

  • Mrs. Perkins, Patti, Sue, Dan and families;
    So sorry to her of your loss. I have many fond “Perkins” memories of going out to the farm and being at your house. Sending prayers to you all.
    Love, Kendra and family

  • Sue and Roger the thoughts of our hearts have visited you and your family in this time of loss as our prayers for God’s comfort have risen to His Throne of Grace on your behalf…

  • Dear Barbara, Susan, Dan, Patti and family, We were very sorry to hear of Sid’s death. Take care and may God bless and comfort you all . Sincerely, Valerie, Evelyn, and Russ McManis