Floyd C. Akins, 81, of Potlatch, passed away on Oct. 14, 2020 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA of natural causes.
Floyd was born on Aug. 18, 1939 in Lead Hill, Arkansas to Floyd G. and Effie (Luellen) Akins. The family relocated in 1945 to the Yakima area where Floyd attended school.
His parents Floyd and Effie Akins, his sisters Alta Lynch, Nettie Brown, his brothers Otto Akins, W.O. Akins, Andrew Akins, and Arlis Akins preceded him in death.
Floyd married Irene Kelderman on July 27, 1961 in Seattle, WA where they both worked for Boeing. Floyd later moved his family to Quincy, WA as he entered the grocery business working for a brother. He then moved to Colfax, WA to work for his brother-in-law in another store. Floyd then moved to the beautiful community of Potlatch, ID in 1974 where the couple purchased Truman’s Thrift Grocery Store and planted roots to raise their family. Floyd built the current Harvest Foods store in 1980. He loved his community, the grocery business and taking care of his customers. He retired in 2011.
Floyd enjoyed gardening, baking, working on his lake cabin and of course spending time with his kids and grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years Irene Akins at the Potlatch home, son Steve Akins (Valerie), Spokane Valley, WA, daughter Kim Finger (Joel) Spokane Valley, WA, son Dan Akins (Amber), Potlatch, ID, one brother, E.G. Akins, Grangeville, ID. Floyd is also survived by 7 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday Oct. 24, 2020, 11:00 A.M. at the Church of the Nazarene, Princeton, ID with Pastor Bob Lambert officiating. A family burial will precede the service at 10:00 A.M. at the Rock Creek Cemetery. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Potlatch Fire and Ambulance Fund, Box 63, Potlatch, ID. 83855
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family. On line condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com
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Potlatch Ambulance Fund
PO Box 63, Potlatch ID 83855
BOX 63, POTLATCH ID 83855