Posted on Apr 14, 2021

Mineral Wells Rotarians today celebrated Rual Perkins' 47th year as a Rotarian. Rual is pictured above with club President Tonya Gary and a cake made in his honor.

Rual became a Rotarian in 1974, the same time he took a job working for Jean Bumgardner at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Upon her passing, Rual acquired the business and remains the owner today.

Rual is a past president and honorary Mineral Wells Rotary Club member. He was honored with other past presidents when the club held its 100th anniversary dinner.


He turned 80 years young in February, but not slowing down. In recent years he took up ballroom and other forms of dancing and has competed in a number of dance styles across the country. When the music starts, good luck keeping up with Rual.

He has a daughter, Mary Perkins, and a son, Benjamin Perkins.

He doesn't get to make many Rotary meetings today but that's OK. He made plenty during his active Rotary Club years and unselfishly gave his time and money in service to the community and Rotary endeavors around the world. We were very happy to have Rual with us today and listen to him reflect on his Rotary service and life.