Robert Patrick "Pat" Perkins

June 7, 2022

Robert Patrick (Pat) Perkins, 74, of Charlotte N.C. passed away June 7, 2022. Pat was born in Montevista, Colorado on December 3, 1947. He was preceded in death by Robert Patrick Kearney, and Carl (Tug) and Betty Perkins. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Wendy (Wohler) Perkins, his daughter, Meghan Elizabeth Tomberlin (Ryan) and two precious grandchildren Reid and Avery. Pat is also survived by his two brothers, James David Perkins of Antioch, IL and Clarence Michael Perkins (Patricia) of Blaine, Minnesota.
After graduating from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo, Ohio, Pat attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He began his career at Ashland Chemical Company in Columbus, Ohio in Sales and went on to be a District and Regional Manager. In 1986, he founded The Perkins Group, an Executive Search Firm, where he worked until he retired in August 2021.
Pat adored his wife and referred to her as "Wonderful Wendy". He was proud of her excellence in teaching and her dedication to her many passions. They had a love for boating and traveling together. Another pride and joy was his daughter, Meghan. He was always involved in her life, gave her support, love and encouraged her in everything she did. Pat enjoyed gardening, cooking, watching football, discussing current events, and most of all spending time with his family boating on Lake Norman. He treasured by all his friends and has many fond memories with his Sigma Chi fraternity brothers. He was always the life of the party and a friend for life.
The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Pam & Larry Luckey

    Wendy, we are so sorry to hear about Pats passing. I always smile when I think about Pat, he had such a great sense of humor and infectious laugh. We are praying for you and Pat and hoping the many years of memories bring comfort to your family.

  • Arlene Conger

    Wendy, I am very sorry to learn of your husband's passing. Even though I did not know him, I'm sure he was a wonderful man. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • Joyce Price

    Dear Wendy, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband Pat. Love Joyce Price

  • Jennifer Hill

    My mentor, my boss, and my friend: you taught me so much during the 14 years that I worked for you. You were always a positive light even in the toughest of times and I will cherish all that you taught me. To Wendy, Meghan, Ryan, and his grandkids, you were the light of his life and his proudest accomplishment, nothing made him more proud then to talk about you and your greatest accomplishments. I will miss him terribly, my world grew a little darker today. I will miss you boss. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and your shining light, until we meet again.

  • Michael & Cary Sherck

    Wendy and Meghan, so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful husband and father! You are in our thoughts and we hope you’re surrounded by family and friends that can comfort you at this most difficult of times. Michael & Cary

  • Jeff & Michelle Gleim

    There’s a heavy heart in the Gleim house tonight. Experiencing the loss of a loved one and a family member is never easy. While we are saddened we take time to reflect on the happy memories and we find ourselves so thankful and blessed to have had Uncle Pat in our lives. When you think of him, you can’t help but smile and even laugh. He was always a glass half full guy and that’s the way he lived life and loved his family. Actually, his cup runneth over and we all should be so lucky. We will miss Uncle Pat but know he will have the boat ready for us in Heavens Lake. We love you.
    Jeff and Michelle

  • Maura Johnston

    I worked for Pat in the recruiting field.
    How fortunate I feel to have met him and continued to keep in touch . Albeit , not as frequently.
    My thoughts are with Wendy , Meghan and all of Pat’s family . . May your memories comfort your hearts

  • Shari & Steve Marcus

    We are so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your whole family. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.
    Shari & Steve Marcus

  • Deborah Goldstein

    I am so sorry for your loss , when we love our spouses so much we don't want them to keep suffering. May he rest in peace, te quiero mucho Debbie

  • Ann Borchers

    Oh my dear Wendy, my heart breaks for you over and over. A wonderful husband
    , father, grandfather, brother, son and friend. He has left behind a huge following of those who loved him dearly. You will remain in our hearts and prayers.

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