Carl Wesley Perkins, Jr.
Carl Perkins, 84, passed away on May 10, 2019 in Gresham, Oregon. He was born on April 11, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Carl Wesley Thomas and Irene Fern (Abbott) Perkins.
He attended Jefferson High School, and graduated in 1953. Following graduation, he enlisted in
the Oregon Air National Guard. He completed his Pilot training in 1957. In June of 1958, he married Janice. Carl attended OHSU School of Dentistry. He began his Dental Practice in 1968. In 1975, he began teaching at OHSU School of Dentistry. He retired from the Oregon Air National Guard in 1992, private practice in 1998, and from teaching in 2005. Carl attended Resurrection Lutheran Church and
Gethsemane Lutheran Church. He was involved with Rotary, and very involved with the Multnomah Dental Society.
Carl is survived by his wife, Jan; his children and their spouses, Lisa and Rick Henderson, Beth and Don Porth, Doug and Valerie Perkins, Mike and Cyndee Perkins; his brother, Curtis Perkins (wife Colleen); eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 24 at 1:30 pm at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market Street in Portland. Carl will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Oregon.