W. L. "Buddy" Perkins

February 19, 1930 ~ July 6, 2024

William Logan “Buddy” Perkins, 94, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at home with his family by his side. He was born on February 19, 1930, in Sulphur, Louisiana, to William Mitchell (W. M.) and Maurina Young Perkins.

Buddy was a lifelong resident of the Lake Charles/Sulphur area. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 1947 and went on to study at McNeese State University. He retired twice from Cities Service Refinery after 33 years of service. He was a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Louisiana Masons Grand Lodge (60 years), and the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He was a true patriot.

He was a faithful member of Sale Street Baptist Church and St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Lake Charles Country Club where he enjoyed the weekly bourre’ game with his buddies. An avid Bridge player, Buddy was a member of the Lake Charles Duplicate Bridge Club.
Buddy enjoyed golf, fishing, fly tying, shrimping with his dad, hunting and trapping. But most of all he appreciated spending time with his family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his children, Travis L. Perkins of Hackberry, Jeffrie L. Duberville (Don) of Sulphur, Lacie A. Perkins (Francia Chaisson) of Longville, Mitchell Francis Perkins (Nok) of Bridge City, TX, his stepdaughter, Cheryl Clancy of Jacksonville, FL, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Gloria Marie Rupp.

A Celebration of Buddy’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2024 in the Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles Chapel. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin on the evening of Saturday, July 13 at 4:00 PM in the funeral home, and will continue until 8:00 PM, resuming on Sunday at 12:00 Noon, and continuing until the start of the service at 2:00 PM.


Visitation: Saturday, July 13, 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Visitation: Sunday, July 14, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Sunday, July 14, 2024
2:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 2I love you great grandpa Buddy! You will always be in my heart. Your great great grandchild will know all the great memories we shared with each other!

  2. One of the last “true gentlemen “ of our generation. Such a great man …kind soul and a faith in god that I haven’t witness since the passing of my grandmother. May god openly welcome him to heaven where he can rejoice in seeing his loved ones waiting for the rest to join him. I will miss his love and laughter and most of all the wisdom that he has left behind.

  3. Candle 2Sending our prayers for all of the family in your time of grief. May he rest in peace!

  4. Prayers and condolences. Buddy was a true friend and former co-worker at CITGO. A fellow church member at Sale Street. He sat in front of me for years and I will surely miss my friend, especially on Sunday mornings. I have many good memories of our time spent at work together. I am sadden by his passing but I know we will meet again in heaven. What a good Christian man and friend he was, always willing to help with a big smile and soft voice.

  5. Candle 1Wow! What a beautiful soul. You can’t say enough about this wonderful friend. We have some great memories. We played many couple golf tournaments and had some pretty funny stories and many other trips. I am so sorry we didn’t get to Lake Charles a week earlier. We were hoping to see him this week at the bridge tournament. I am so sad! Prayers for his family.

  6. Buddy was the patient, soft-spoken coach of the summer recreation league girls’ softball team that I played on with other Maplewood Junior High friends when we were about 12 years old. That’s when Buddy, Jo, Travis, Jeffrie, Lacie, & Mitch lived on Ward Lane right by McMurry Park. He made it fun for us, rather than unduly competitive; always a gentle smile and never an unkind word. My heartfelt condolences go out to my friend Jeffrie and all of her family.

  7. Candle 1God bless Buddy. My sincere condolences to my friend Lacie and her family. I have very fond memories at their home as a child. Prayers for you, Katsie Barbier Fanelli

  8. Candle 1As the mother of those Perkins kids, my fondest memory of Buddy was how he helped them learn to play ball. All four played and we sometimes had to “divide the fields” to get to their games. Buddy didn’t know much about babies, but he was always willing to help when they were old enough to play ball. He even did some coaching, in spite of a shift working job. He was a good father and an honorable man.

  9. Buddy was a very special man. He will be greatly missed. We send our sympathy to his family.
    Dave and Joanne Frantz

  10. Members of the bridge club always hoped that during a holiday gathering Buddy would make his crunchy masterpiece—PEANUT BRITTLE. He made the best, ever! And, an invitation from Buddy or Jo to join their family at the “Perkinsville” holiday feasts was classic—overflowing tables of fine food and enjoyable fellowship. Buddy was always attentive and funny and gentle. How could he not be missed….

  11. Sincere condolences to each family member. May God’s peace comfort you in the days and years ahead. Special prayers for my friend, Jo Portie.
    Betty J. Sims and Family

  12. I’m so saddened to hear about Buddy’s passing. My husband and I knew Buddy from our days in Hackberry when we were going to the little Baptist church there. After moving to Lake Charles in 2009, we were thrilled to find him at Sale Street. He was just the sweetest man! Every Sunday, I would get a hug from him. I’m going to miss that so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Austin & Barbara LaBove

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