On September 11, 1940, Philip Burton Perrine was born to Bernice Gerwig and Herbert Perrine in Barberton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by daughter, Jamie, parents, brother, Mike, and sister, Mijie.
On February 4, 1961, he married Bridget King of Norton, Ohio. With daughter, Jamie, they moved to Louisa County, Virginia in 1972 for employment at VEPCO in Mineral. As a computer specialist, he wrote a software program that is still being used today. As a sideline, he and his wife raised black angus cattle on a 60 acre farm for over 30 years.