Jim Perrin died at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his home in Hopkinsville.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1946, in Daisy, Tenn., to the late Hiram W. Perrin and Sylvia Lasley Perrin.
Jim was a teacher, coach and athletic director. He was a softball coach at Christian County High School from 1984 – 2003, softball coach at Austin Peay State University for five years, athletic director at Trigg County High School for three years and returned to Christian County High School as girls softball coach for 2011 – 2012.
He coached the Christian County High School State Championship Wrestling Team (1988) and runner-up Wrestling Teams in 1986, 1987 and 1989. He coached the Christian County High School Lady Colonel Softball Championship Teams in 1990, 1991, 1994 and 1996; and the runner up Championship teams in 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1999.
He was inducted in the 2012 Dawahares Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, 2003 Christian County Hall of Fame, and the 2000 Kentucky Fast Pitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In addition to being a past president, he served in all other capacities of the State Coaches Association. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Hughes Perrin; one son, James “Jimmy” Perrin (and wife Kim) of LaVernge, Tenn.; his daughters, Robyn Cole (and husband John) of Louisville, and Jessica Isom (and husband Ryan) of Christian County; and three grandchildren, Jayden Perrin, Adison Perrin and Noah Isom.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Perrin Memorial Scholarship c/o Ray Diuguid, 4235 Fort Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.