Adams County, Ohio Obituaries
Robie Clinton Perdue
Wednesday, December 27, 1995, Pike and Adams Counties were shocked of the death of our loved one. Robie Clinton Perdue, of 20 Toller Road, Peebles, Ohio, departed this life on December 27, 1995, at his home, (being pronounced dead at the Adams County Hospital, West Union, Ohio) at the age of 73 years and nine days. He was a native of Pike County, being born and raised in the Arkoe community, near Elm Grove, Ohio. He was born on December 18, 1922, a son of Elmer and Iva Smith Perdue, both of whom preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death, granddaughter Christi Perdue on January 9, 1967. He attended school at the Arkoe and Combs School near Poplar Grove. He then attended Elm Grove School. On April 21, 1945, he was united in marriage to the former Genevie Duke, who survives. Also left to mourn the loss are his children; a son, Leon Perdue of Piketon, Ohio, and a daughter, Kathy Newman of Peebles, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Perdue and a son-in-law, Tom Newman, whom he loved as his very own; four grandchildren who were a number one priority - Shane and Chad Perdue, and Natalie and Tommy Newman, of whom he based his life around; three brothers, Luther, Bill and Roger Perdue, all of Piketon, Ohio; three sisters, Retha Shanks of Dayton, Ohio, Freda VanHoy and Marlene Beekman, both of Piketon, Ohio. On April 22, 1995, Robie and Jenny celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, sharing such a beautiful occasion together. Robie attended the Union Hill Church. He was one who visited different churches, enjoying the old-time preaching and the good gospel singing. He was retired from General Motors, Delco Marine Division of Dayton, Ohio, on December 23, 1986, and since retirement he'd lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed. He was often seen riding a bicycle or a four-wheeler along with his grandchildren. He was a great family man, enjoying his family as much as any man could. He had a good Christmas, smiling as he watched the family share their gift-giving together. He was happy for all of them. Robie gave his heart to the Lord in the early 1960s in a revival held at the Cottie's Corner Church where the Reverend Carey Hilterbran was preaching. He'll be sadly missed by all who knew him. He had a heart of gold - never to be forgotten. We loved him!