Rev. Dana's Story

DEDHAM - Rev. Dana R. Perkins, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2016, with his loving family by his side, in Bangor.

Dana was born on September 2, 1953, in Blaine, Maine, the son of the late Donald and Mary (Cousins) Perkins. He attended the Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota and was an ordained bishop with the Church of God at Cleveland, Tennessee. He pastored churches in Machias and Pittsfield and led Bible studies for several years.

Dana was also employed as a car salesman for over 30 years in many of the local dealerships. He had a strong will and hard work ethic. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Laura Joy Perkins of Dedham; his daughter Lindsay Worster and husband Charlie of Buxton; special grandson, Thomas Worster; siblings Gerri Cushman and husband Rev. Lewis Cushman of Florida, Donna Campbell and husband Rev. Terry Campbell of Milford, Lois Miller and husband James of Glenburn, Stephen Perkins of Old Town, Debbie Bartlett and husband Colin of Orient, Sandra Robbins and husband Wayne of Old Town, Terry Perkins and wife Kathy of Corinth, and Tonya Perkins and husband Saeed of Brewer; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Galen.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the First Apostolic Church of Brewer, 14 Parkway South, Brewer. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 17 at the church with the Rev. Jon Ouellette officiating. A private committal service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine, 04074, in Dana's memory.

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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
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