Wise County Messenger

Frank D. Perrin



Decatur ~ Frank D. Perrin, 87, of Decatur went to be with his Lord Thursday, July 21, 2022, in Fort Worth.

Funeral service was Tuesday, July 26, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Lito Perrin, Nicholas Whitham, Buddy White, Mike Patterson, David Saling and Randy Patterson.

Frank was born Oct. 16, 1934, to Earl and Exa (Womack) Perrin in Decatur. He was a graduate of Decatur High School then shortly after he proudly served his country in the United States Army. Frank married Billie Ann Saling Oct. 12, 1957, in Ardmore, Okla., and they were happily married for 64 years. They both were members at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Exa Perrin; stepmother, Lola Perrin; brother, Charles Perrin; and three sisters, Earlene Buchholz, Belle Shanks and Jo Ann Johnston.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Billie Ann Perrin; sons, Russell E. Perrin and wife, Marcia, of Decatur and Jeffery D. Perrin and wife, Deborah, of Magnolia; two grandchildren, Lito Perrin and Nicholas Whitham; three great grandchildren, Braxton and Londyn Perrin and Tessa Whitham; numerous extended family and a host of friends.

Hawkins Funeral Home

One response to “Frank D. Perrin”

  1. Barbara Burton Munn says:

    Billie, I just heard about Frank – so sorry to hear. I’ll call you later today.


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