Lenvin I. Perkey
July 6, 1930 - November 7, 2018
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Norfolk- Lenvin Irwin “Len” Perkey, 88, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018 after fighting a courageous battle with peripheral artery disease and Alzheimer’s disease. He was Born in Premier, West Virginia, to the late Charles Perkey and Ethel Marie Perkey. Len was a very tolerant easygoing person liked by everyone he met. During his lifetime…

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Karen Ellis left a message on November 17, 2018:
My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Maxine, I worked with you at UVB at Little Creek in the early 1970's. You trained me in the drive in window. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Karen Ellis
Ed and Dee Rector left a message on November 17, 2018:
Rudy and Dolly and family. We don't know where to start. I feel like I've lost a member of my family I remember coming over on Sunday mornings as a kid and waking everyone up. Your dad would answer the door and then make us pancakes. I remember bowling together and golfing together. We will miss him so much, I wish we would have come up more often to see Mom and Dad Perkey more than we did. If there is anything we can do at all, please don't hesitate to let us know. One of my favorite verses is John:11 25,26 we love you guys.
Cindy Tribble left a message on November 17, 2018:
Perkey was a special friend. He was my apprentice instructor and we continued to keep in touch over the years by sending cards. He was so proud of his son Rudy and his grandson Andrew. If it wasn’t for Perkey I would never have finished my apprenticeship. He had a big influence on my life and I will truly miss him and never forget him for the rest of my life. My deepest and sincere sympathy goes to his family. Perkey was a great man and was a friend to everybody. RIP
Dave “Augie” Argabrite left a message on November 17, 2018:
Sorry to hear of Leen’s passing. We worked together at NARF. He was a great colleague, he was funny and kind. Everyone love him. May he Rest In Peace.
Ron Jones left a message on November 15, 2018:
Len was kind, gentle and compassionate man. I never heard him say anything bad about another person. If you did, he would let you know he didn't appreciate it. He was a co-worker for many years and always did his utmost best to do a great job. He was always honest, loyal and a great friend. He never could hit a golf ball Straight, and for that matter, neither could I. I'll miss him
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Dickie Sanders left a message on November 15, 2018:
Mr. Len Perkey was one of the most influential people in my adult life. I graduated high school in 1969 and went to work at the Naval Air Rework Facility a month later as a machinist apprentice. Len was one of the first people I met, and one of my instructors. He had the patience of Job with all of us green horns and we all learned so much from him. Years later, I was also promoted to the position of machinist instructor, and had the privilege to work side by side with him and continued learning from him. I left NARF and went to another government outfit called Price Fighter. It wasn't too long after, Len joined me there. He was a skilled machinist, a very proud West Virginian, he truly loved his family, and could take a joke (and deliver a joke) with the best of them. So many people leave this world every day without leaving a mark; there's no doubt, Len Perkey left a very positive mark. His family can be proud that he was so well thought of and loved by so many people. He was my mentor, my co-worker, my golfing buddy, and most of all, my friend. Gonna miss you Perk
Linda Avent left a message on November 15, 2018:
My sincere condolences to Audrey and family. I was their mail lady years ago and Mr. Perkey would walk down to the end of his driveway to greet me. He would always ask how I was and then he would talk sbout his golf. We will miss you, rest in paradise my friend!
Jim and Penny Pennington left a message on November 15, 2018:
So sorry to hear of Men's passing. Always loved him dearly. Maxine, our love and prayers are with you, Rhudy and family.
Jeff Ornoff left a message on November 14, 2018:
To every who was fortunate enough to have Mr. Lenvin Perkey as an instructor, I feel like what I am about to say speaks for all of us. Len Perky was like a second father to all of his apprentices. We all joked with him and gave the man such a hard time over many many years. But, I wouldn't take any of it back for all the money in the world. In his heart he knew that the joking and the gags were always out of love and respect for a wonderful friend. Mr. Perkey, (Who am I kidding? I never called him Mr. Perkey in my entire life). Perkey, My friend, we will never forget you. Thank you for all you have given to us and most especially for you friendship. All of my hopes and prayers go with you to that special little machine shop in Heaven. Rest in peace my friend.
Evelyn Faulks left a message on November 14, 2018:
Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Perkey at Price Fighters. He was a nice person and a joy to work with.
Tom Powell left a message on November 14, 2018:
I was very sad upon hearing of Len's passing. He touched a lot of lives in a very positive way. Especially all of us Machist Apprentices at NARF! He was always a delight to talk with and was always upbeat. I still remember learning from him, "That there is always more than 1 way to do something". I pray that Len's family and friends find solace in God's Grace.
Harris Cooper, Jr left a message on November 14, 2018:
So sorry to hear of the passing of Len. He was my Apprentice Inst, a Mentor and more importantly a friend. Thoughts of him always bring a smile to my face. Please accept my prayers of strength and understanding. I’m sure he will find a golf course to play in Heaven!
Kelley Jacobs left a message on November 14, 2018:
My sincerest condolences to the family. I worked with Perkey at Price Fighters and considered him part of my work family. I have many fond memories of him. He was a wonderful guy!
Garry Hopkins left a message on November 14, 2018:
I'm sorry to read about Len's passing. I want to extend my family's deepest sympathy. I remember many great visits and activities I shared with Len, Maxine and Rudy. Len was the best and one of the most stand up guys I've ever known ! Even thou I shed tears now in hearing and thinking about times past. I know that Len is free and in Gods hands forever now. God Bless
Arnie left a message on November 14, 2018:
I was deeply moved to read of Len's passing. He and I did a lot of golfing together, and he made each outing a joy. We also worked together in the Price Fighter organization, and I admired Len who was very thorough and conscientious about any project he was assigned. I will truly miss one of the nicest guys I know. May God give Maxine and his family strength in this time of grief. Love, Arnie
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