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Herbert Daigre Perkins Sr.

Herbert Daigre (Bert) Perkins, Sr., 77, passed away unexpectedly on January 23, 2024 with his son H.D. and friends by his side. 

Son of Arthur F. Perkins and Sallie Daigre Perkins, he was born on November 29, 1946 in Mobile, Alabama.

Bert graduated from Darien High School in Connecticut and attended the University of Oklahoma and Arizona State University.  He also served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, before embarking on his numerous entrepreneurial and business pursuits.  

He was an extremely active athlete his entire life… he loved running, cycling, golf, tennis, sailing, fishing, hunting, pickle ball and even attempting a dance or two.  He taught, coached, practiced with, and encouraged his kids in their sporting endeavors.  He was an avid reader when it came to health and wellness, and he loved physical exercise and the outdoors.

Bert embraced the power of positive thinking and loved a good time.  He loved and appreciated quality food, drink and conversation while gathering with those he loved.  He was devoted to taking a hands-on approach to life and in his many hobbies such as sailing and his love for food.  Bert was an amazing chef and became a culinary “ringleader” for entertaining with his various social clubs and groups of friends.  

Bert showed no fear of acquiring new, or advancing existing, skills.  He loved life, but people were his passion.  He was notorious for engaging those he met along life’s journey.  He had an outgoing personality with an adventurous spirit.  Bert held very strong beliefs, coupled with seemingly endless positive energy (enough to share with everyone around).  Meeting Bert often meant being “blessed” with “Bertisms” in the process.

He was preceded to heaven by his father, mother, and sister Carol Perkins Livingston.  He is survived by his brother Arthur F. Perkins Jr., his sister Kay Perkins Brown, his brother-in-law Richard M. Livingston, his children Michelle Justine Perkins, Courtney Perkins (Mark Scofield), H.D. Perkins, Jr., his granddaughters, Matilda Scofield and Kaitlyn Scofield, the mothers of his children Cheryl D. Perkins and Deborah E. Perkins.  Bert is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family Susan Livingston (Will Goodall), Barclay Livingston Hammond (Jeff Hammond), Mac Livingston (Alice Livingston), Cary Perkins (Lindsay Koeper), David Perkins (Lisa Perkins), Andrew Brown, Lindsay Finan (Ted Finan), J.E. Jumonville (Bunny Jumonville), Earle Perkins (Virginia Perkins), Everall Perkins (Barbara Perkins), John Perkins (Christa Hallsten Perkins) and Lewis Perkins.

Bert will be remembered by his family, friends, and the communities of Crosswater Yacht Club in Lake Travis, Texas, Waterford Harbor in Kemah, Texas, and Sun City, Georgetown, Texas, where he was actively involved and loved by many.  

A memorial and celebration of life, followed by a reception, will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm at:

The Retreat at Sun City

1220 Cattleman Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78633 

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