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.