Wednesday, May 9

WILLIAM G. "BILL" PERKINS--03/20/1940-05/08/2012

William G. “Bill” Perkins of Ola, age 72 03/20/1940 - 05/08/2012.
Bill Perkins very best friend and loving husband to Barb, Dad to John (Sheri), Lee (Shannon) Tom (Tamara), Billi (Dennis), Grandpa to Audri, Nikki, Kasi, Justin, Shane, Seth, Tate, Tucker, Tommy and Great Grandpa to Kyler left to go to a better place on May 8, 2012. Bill was born March 20, 1940 at the Triangle in Montour, ID. He was raised in Ola, attending elementary school there and his high school years were spent in Emmett. After graduation in 1958 he worked for Carlock Logging & Sawmill in Ola. In 1961 he joined the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1965. He then worked for Hoff Lumber in Horseshoe Bend and for Boise Cascade after they purchased the mill from Hoff Lumber. He was employed there until the closure of the molding plant in 1986. After leaving Boise Cascade, he followed his dream of farming and ranching. On November 24, 1971, he and Barbara Leisy were married and spent 40 wonderful years together. In addition to farming and ranching, they owned and operated several restaurants consisting of The Riverside in Horseshoe Bend, Billy Barbs in Emmett and the Triangle in Montour.
Bill is survived by his wife, kids, and grandkids as well as his Mom, Annabell Perkins, sisters Jan (Kim) Reed, Sue (Jim) Brockway, brother Ted Perkins, sister-in-law Nadean Perkins, and aunts, nieces and nephews, cousins and many many friends. He was preceded in death by his Mother June Valentine, Dad Lawrence Perkins and his brother Bob Perkins.
Services will be held at the Ola Community Hall with burial to follow at the Ola Cemetery on May 14 at 11:00 In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to the Ola Community Hall. A viewing will be held at Potter Funeral Chapel on May 13 at 3:00 until 7:00 A great person has left us and he will be deeply missed. Good bye Bill, until we all meet again.

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