Former building inspector dies

Friday, November 29, 2013
William E. "Red" Perkins Kathryn Lucariello / Carroll County News

HOLIDAY ISLAND -- William E. "Red" Perkins died on Nov. 23, 2013, at the age of 86, at Lakeview Village Nursing Home in Olathe, Kan.

He was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Sedalia, Mo.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Seaman First Class during World War II. His career was in automobile sales.

Perkins sat on the board of the Holiday Island Planning Commission and in 1999 became its building inspector, serving in that capacity until January 2007. During that time, he inspected jobs for around 500 permits. He also acted as temporary building inspector for the City of Eureka Springs on several occasions.

In March 2007, at the age of 80, he retired from serving on the HIPC board. While living in Holiday Island, he was also an avid golfer and dancer.

A graveside service with military honors will be held in Leavenworth National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Lake Village Assisted Living Facility, a division of the Good Samaritan Society.

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  • I liked Red, even though we only visited a few times. He inspected my home and on many occasions, helped the individual building it. May he rest in peace, and with all who knew him, he contributed a lot to H.I..

    -- Posted by Concerned Person on Sat, Nov 30, 2013, at 9:41 AM
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