James Ernest Perkins, age 69, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Ardmore, Okla. Visitation will begin today, May 26th, through Monday, May 27, 2013, at Griffin~Hillcrest, Ardmore, Okla.

James was born on August 5, 1943, at Ardmore, Okla. James lived with his mother and daddy, Herschell and Betty McNeely until their deaths. James enjoyed reading, listening to gospel and country music, and attending House of Prayer church services.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Sarah McNeely and Ernest and Maud Abston.

James is survived by one brother, George Herschell McNeely, Jr. and wife, Becky, of Lone Grove, Okla.; aunts, Pat Upchurch and husband, Herb, of Ardmore, Okla., Norma Ruth Donaho and husband, Gene, of Purcell, Okla., and Pat Franklin of Burkburnett, Texas; nephews, Jim McNeely and wife, Kim, of Kountze, Texas, and Ty McNeely and wife, Emily, of Austin, Texas; great-niece, Sabrina McNeely; and great-nephews, Zach and Cade McNeely, all of Kountze, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.