Floyd Ray Atkins
Floyd Ray Atkins
  • July 28, 1924 - March 18, 2017
  • Gladstone, Missouri

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Floyd Ray “Toy” Atkins of Gladstone, MO passed away March 18, 2017 at Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held 2 PM on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO. Visitation starts at 1 PM. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery, Lawson, MO.

Floyd was born July 28, 1924, the son of James Everett and Tommy Fern (Holman) Atkins. He graduated from Richmond High School and served in the 44th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during WW II. He married Rinna Ann Irwin of Kansas on April 9, 1946. He was a member of North Cross United Methodist Church, VFW Post 1000 and the AL Post 61. Floyd worked for a succession of wholesale seed companies, retiring from the Research Seed Company in 1989. Floyd and Rinna spent many winters in southern Texas.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, James T., John H. and Marvin L. Atkins and 1 sister, Reta Faye Rabe. He is survived by sisters, Ruth L. Rudd and Donna J. Smoot, both of Excelsior Springs, MO, and a brother, A. Allen Atkins of Lawson, MO., along with many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Old Union Cemetery.