Ralph David Perkins, 83, a resident of Hickory Flat, MS passed away on March 16, 2021 at a local Rehab Center. Ralph was born in 1937 to John Alden and Lois Criscoe Perkins. Survivors include his children Teresa Janneck (Kirk), Robert (Rachel), Kevin (Michele), and Jennifer Perkins. Ralph also leaves behind 6 grandchildren Jessica (Ben), Casey (Johnathan), Quintin, Reid, Madaline, and Ross and 3 great-grandchildren Zoe, Logan and Skylar. Ralph is survived by his loving sister Mary Harrington of Hickory Flat, MS, and in-laws Beatrice Daley of Sun City, FL, Peggy Moffitt of Hickory Flat, and Patricia Moffitt of Ripley, Ms.; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Sara Moffitt, his parents, sibling (Thomas Gene) and his eldest child David Allen Perkins. For nearly 50 years, he lived with his family in Chalmette, LA. His main goal was to provide for his family. During his professional career, he worked many years for T Smith and Sons/Cooper T Smith beginning as a Fireman (keeping steam engines fired up) a Crane Operator and a Foreman. He loved his relationships he had with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. He enjoyed fixing things from broken bicycle chains to engines and all things in-between, collecting tools needed, giving a helping hand and advice to those who were in need, and enjoyed cutting grass. He loved growing peaches, figs and grapes in his yard. He returned to Hickory Flat after Hurricane Katrina and made it a place to call home, once again. He was respected and loved by many and will be truly missed. We respectfully ask that you wear a mask. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 27, for 2:00 PM viewing and 3:00 PM service, held by Jeff Moore, at Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, near Hickory Flat, MS.