Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Warren Perkins

Warren Charles "Red" Perkins

February 2, 1922
New Orleans, LA

September 12, 2014
New Orleans, LA

1940-41 Warren Easton High School - N. Orleans (High School)
1946-47 Tulane University (College)
1947-48 Tulane University (College)
1948-49 Tulane University (College)
1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)

Perkins lettered in four sports at Easton, with basketball and baseball being his best. He enrolled at Tulane in 1941 but World War 2 got in the way. He served in the U.S. Navy, and after the war, went back to Tulane and became a key part of the resurgence of the basketball program there, as they went 69-16 in Perkins' three years on the squad. He went on to play two seasons for the Blackhawks. 

Perkins was a practicing podiatrist for over 50 years before Hurricane Katrina destroyed the family home in 2005. Perkins retired to help rebuild and restore it.

He married Audrey in 1947 and they had two sons and two daughters.

Obituary, The Advocate, September 20, 2014


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