Richard Hilton Perdue, Jr. • December 2, 2022
Richard Hilton Perdue Jr., was born on September 1, 1946 in Milton, FL to the late Richard Hilton and Orvelle Bell Eddings Perdue Sr. He was raised up in Milton, Fl, where he graduated from Milton High School. He started working at an early age and eventually landed his career job as a welder at Westinghouse Electric where he later retired after 30 plus years. He met his lovely bride Penny Ann Bushlack from Pensacola, Fl and to this union three beautiful children were born. PawPaw Richard confessed a life in Christ and has been faithful in the Faith. He attended Farmhill Holiness Church, of Cantonment, Fl under the direction of Brother Robert Porter and later Brother Clyde Hughes. He and Penny would later go on to join First Pentecostal Church of Bagdad, Fl where they currently worship under the leadership of Reverend Curtis Powell.
On 2 December 2022 he transitioned into Glory. Richard Hilton Perdue Jr., was proceeded in death by his parents Richard Hilton & Orvelle Bell Eddings Perdue Sr., two brothers Ernest C. Perdue Sr. (Norma Jean also deceased) & Millard Perdue and three sisters Jewell Perdue Ricks(Julius also deceased) Ellan Perdue Turner (Ervin also deceased) & Mattie Perdue Thomas and a brother-in-law Durl Thompson(Mattie), one sister-in-law Louis(John) Perdue, two ex-sister-in-law’s, Jeanette Perdue and Sissy Perdue, two nephews Charles Thompson and Hilton Edward Perdue.
His legacy, and life lessons will live on in the hearts of those who loved him, his loving devoted wife of 55 years, Penny Bushlack Perdue , his children; Sean Ray Perdue, Kimberly Jean Snowden(Scott) and Debbie Ann Belanger(partner in life Mark Pugh) all of Milton, FL.; his five loving grandchildren and three great grandchildren all of Milton, FL; one brother John Perdue of Pace, FL, two very special nephews, Danny Thompson of Milton, Fl & Ernest Perdue Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina and a special niece Cindy Thompson Keith (John) of Navarre, Fl, and a very special God daughter and son, Rain (David) Rich of Louisiana; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 10am till the service begins at 11am.Reverend Curtis Powell and Brother Clyde Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be David Rich, Danny Thompson, Maciah Thompson, Mark Pugh, John Keith, Ernest Lee Perdue, Sr., Clayton Holly, Stephen Scarpa and Roger Belanger.
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We will all miss Richard with his wonderful off-the-cuff response to any situation – bringing a smile to all those who knew him. Richard was graced to have such a loving family, especially the one and only love of his life of over 55 years, my dear sister, Penny Ann. Rest in peace, dear Richard.
To the Dearest and Most Beloved Aunt Penny & Family,
This is Tracy Collings, your niece in St. Louis, MO. Chris & I heard the sad news Saturday morning when I called my Mother,(Kay) to hear her weekly updates, our routine ritual. Chris and I often spoke about a long awaited visit to see you both, my Uncle Richard and Aunt Penny, once he Retires. I thank “God” that we made one very special visit many years ago to your New Home in Milton, FL. What a wonderful and pleasant time it was. One that Chris and I will never forget. I really wanted to return with plans of making some Gumbo for you both! You both hold a special and dear place in my heart. Please let me know if there is anything I can do or need for you and the family.
I will miss my Pawpaw Richard. I will miss our late night ice cream, westerns, and Christian movie watching. The long talks, the comical jokes you cracked, the funny faces you made and your words of wisdom you shared as a father in my life. You were the best father any young lady could have. I’ve been blessed to have been accepted in your family and I do not take this honor for granted. You and Ma Penny will forever hold a special place in my heart ❤️ as well as my adopted siblings, Sean, Kimberly, and Debbie. I Love you all past Heaven. Rest In Love Dad! Till we see you over in Glory. Forever in Our Hearts 🥰
Rain (David) Rich
I didn’t mention enough about my Uncle Richard before, but what a quick witted and often comical conversationalist he was. He showed you love, compassion, concern, kindness, generosity and never asked anything in return. He was a beautiful soul and will be missed dearly! I know his body is at rest, and his Spirit is pain free.
I just want you to know, I couldn’t have been blessed with a better Uncle and his lovely family! I love each and everyone of you. My heart and prayers go out to you all.
My condolences to my Sister Rain Rich and the Perdue Family. Earth has No sorrow that Heaven can’t heal. May God cover, protect and continue to keep you is my prayer.
My dearest beloved brother in law, Richard, was a one of a kind gentleman and will be missed by everyone
who ever met or knew him and he never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Richard and my dearest sister
Penny Ann were the perfect couple, a marriage made in Heaven for fifty-five wonderful years. Richard left
behind three wonderful children who will forever miss him. Rest in sweet peace Dearest Richard, all the
pain has gone now. You will live in ALL of our hearts FOREVER <3
My life has been truly enriched by my dear Uncle, my heart is saddened. I offer my sincere heart felt condolences to his family and friends.
I loved Uncle Junior dearly and Aunt Penny. Uncle Junior will truly be missed I love hear him playing his instrument’s I still have videos where I listen to them you Fly high with the Angels I was heart broken when I received this message 3 days later. May God wrap his arms around each of you and guide your way. All Family are in my prayers.
Rest in peace my friend I know you will
Always your friend Ed
I worked with Richard for over 25 years and he was a great person. He will be truly missed!
Richard was a good man as well as a good friend. Sincere condolences to Penny and all his family.
David and Barbara Boykin
Mr. Richard was my neighbor and friend. I hope in my life to be as sweet and kind and full of vitality as he was. The immense love he had for his family and the love he showed to those around him is a trait I aspire to. But is was nothing compared to the live and faith he had for Heavenly Father. Thank you for always being my friend Mr. Richard.
Richard was a very good and honorable man. The man I knew believed in honor, family, and country. He was not perfect, but he always strived to be, and he was certainly led by the word of GOD. Thank you for everything Junior, I will truly miss you. RIP Richard Purdue.
My condolences,My❤is heavy
today and I know yours is too.
I’m sending thoughts of Peace
and courage your way sending
you strength to get through
This difficult time.
What a inprint your foot steps
have left upon our 💕.
Uncle Jr.you will always be in
our ❤️ and memories.
You always be missed forever and
The beautiful moments you shared
with us will always speak of the
great person that you were.
When you left your your footprints 👣
On the land.You Loved your wife and
Children and grandbabies You loved your church people Church itself You loved
Singing fishing camping and doing things around the homeSo your in print left a beautiful memories With your wife children grandbabies and cousins and friends.
Please remember where always
Here for you and your family
God-bless each and every one.
Definitely a “Sweet, gentle soul”….Will be missed by so many family and friends….Rest in his arms….Will see him again