Facts about Myself
My name is William David Perkinson, I was born 31 July 1939, in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, North Carolina.
My father, William Horace Perkinson, was born 1 June 1899 near Wise, NC in Warren County, Hawtree Township. I called him “Daddy”.
My mother, Lora Gladys Myrick Perkinson was born 24 Oct 1909 near Littleton in Halifax County NC. I called her “Mama”. Myrick was her maiden name.
I have one brother, John Linwood Perkinson. John was born 10 September 1935, in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, North Carolina.
When I was a child most people called me David. My nick name was "Perk". As an adult a lot of people call me Dave. My brother John also had a nick name of Perk. A lot of times friends in Norlina would call me Little Perk and call John Big Perk. I have recently learned that John had another nick name when he was in high school. Some of John's friends called him "Big Ugly".
I am right handed.
Years ago, 30 or so, I was six feet tall and weighed 215 or 220 lbs. As I have aged I am now about 5 feet 10 inches and weigh about 170 lbs. I still have some fat around my belly and my waist is about 36 inches.
My eyes are blue.
More about my health later.
I am married, my wife's maiden name is Edith Lorraine Harris. We were married 30 June 1962 in Arcola, Warren County, NC.
Lorraine and I have three children; (1) Sharon Lynne Perkinson born 9 February 1964; (2) Susan Renee Perkinson born 24 March 1966 and (3) William (Bill) David Perkinson, Jr born 11 June 1970.
Lorraine and I have seven grand children; (1) Courtney Shay Perkinson, born 18 December 1988, (2) Kayla Laine Perkinson, born 18 August 1992, (3) Dylan Evans Flesher, born 2 December 1993, (4) William Dalton Perkinson, born 2 September 1994, (5) Devin Taner Sipal, born 15 November 1995, (6) Leah Lorraine Flesher, born 15 October 1996, (7) Lora Selin Sipal, born 27 August 1998.
The job I had the longest was a "Claims Representative" with the United States Government, Social Security Administration. More about that later.
My Perkinson grandparents were John Travis Perkinson and Tabitha Cora Hudson Perkinson. They both died before I was born. John Travis Perkinson was born 6 Oct 1859 and died 23 Jan 1936. His wife Tabitha Cora Hudson Perkinson was born 7 Jan 1865 and died 25 Feb 1928.
My Myrick grandparents were John Calhoun Myrick and Leah Nora Butts Myrick. I called John “Papa” and I called Leah “Mama”. I supposed I did that because that’s what my mother called them. Leah Nora Butts Myrick maiden name was “Butts”. John was born 5 Dec 1882 and died 30 Nov 1968. Leah was born 30 June 1886 and died 5 Nov 1975.