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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Nov 11, 2013
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      Donald C. Perkins 

      Corpus Christi , TX


      Donald Carl Perkins was born on December 13, 1967, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the younger of two boys. He passed away on August 22, 2013, after a courageous two and a half years battle against renal cancer.


      He attended public school in Rockport, Texas, graduating as valedictorian of Rockport-Fulton High School in the Class of 1986. He went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with highest honors.


      After attaining his degree, he pursued a career in telecommunications beginning in 1990 with Contel in White House, Texas. After several years in the industry, he became Vice President of Marketing at Valor Communications in Dallas, Texas. In 2006 he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the merger between Valor and Windstream Communications. He was employed as Senior Vice President of Business Marketing until his passing.


      His parents, David and Sofie Perkins of Rockport, Texas and his brother, David Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, survive him. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Sam and Cloma Perkins and Antiona [Antonia] and Frank Zdansky.


      Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Rockport, Texas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Saturday August 31, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockport, Texas. Interment to follow at the Rockport Cemetery.


      Originally published Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Corpus Christi Caller