April 1, 1935
October 2, 2023 (88 years old)
With heavy hearts, we share the news of Sheldon Perkins’ passing. Born in Hamilton, Texas, Sheldon, a beloved resident of Evant, Texas, journeyed to his heavenly abode on October 2, 2023. At the age of 88, he leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories, while family and friends grieve his loss. During this difficult time, we invite you to offer your support and express your condolences to the Perkins family by leaving a heartfelt message in the guestbook on this memorial page dedicated to Sheldon Perkins.
Sheldon Perkins was preceded in death by his adoring parents, James Issac Perkins and Edna Sheldon, as well as his loving wife, Belva Jean Gilchrest. He also joined his dear sister, Evie Scott, and sister-in-law, Cindy Perkins, in eternal peace.
Left to cherish his memory are Sheldon’s devoted sons, Keith Perkins of Houston, Kirk Perkins of Lampasas, and Lynn Perkins (LaDale) of Lampasas. Alongside them stand his step-daughters, Gay McCarty of Gatesville and Beverly Marwitz (Scott) of Evant. Sheldon’s cherished brother, Eldon Perkins, also shares in the sorrow of his passing. Furthermore, his legacy lives on through his beloved son, Dylan, as well as his dear grandchildren: Ace, Scarlett, Gage, and Eliana Perkins. Sheldon’s great grandchildren, Zaden and Landon, continue to be blessed by his presence. Additionally, his grandchildren Colton and Kallen Perkins, along with his great-grandchild Rhett, hold cherished memories of their time together. Sheldon’s grandchildren, Tyler and Jenna Perkins, are also part of his extended clan, with his great-grandchild Presley bringing joy and love into their lives. In total, Sheldon Perkins will be remembered and missed by eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren who have been touched by his warmth and kindness.
In this time of remembrance, the family humbly requests that any memorial donations be made to the Evant I.S.D. Heritage Foundation. Donations can be sent to the following address: P.O. Box 133, Evant, Texas 76525. Your kind contribution will perpetuate Sheldon’s spirit and commemorate his life in a meaningful way.
As we gather to bid farewell to Sheldon Perkins, let us find solace in the comfort of our shared memories and the strength that comes from leaning on one another during times of grief. For it is our unity and support that will heal our wounded hearts and allow Sheldon’s spirit to live on in each and every one of us. May he rest peacefully in the embrace of God’s eternal love.