Roland G. Perkins1926-2009Roland G. Perkins, 83, of Circleville, Ohio peacefully entered the arms of his heavenly father on September 14, 2009 after a length illness. He was born February 18, 1926 to the late Jonas and Ethel Perkins. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. Roland is survived by his wife of 61 years, Olga; children, Donna (David) Racette, David R. Perkins and George A. Perkins; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert and brothers, Stanley and Starling. He was a pastor in the West Ohio UMC conference for 45 years, serving in many churches, most recently, after retiring, was visitation pastor at Good Shepherds UMC in Circleville. Visitation was Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 550 Hill Rd. N. (SR 256), Pickerington, Ohio 43147, funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Visitation was also held Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18 at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 N. Main St., Bethesda, Ohio. Services followed with interment at Ebenezer Cemetery in Bethesda. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com.