James K. Atkins Sr.

Born September 10, 1940

James “Jim” K. Atkins, 72, of Evansville, passed away Monday, October 22, 2012, at Heritage Center. He was born September 10, 1940, in Valeene, IN.

He attended school in Birdseye, IN and served in the Army. He retired from PD&S Trucking. He married the love of his life, Margie, in February of 2008 and they enjoyed five wonderful years together. Jim loved making his rounds shopping each morning, going to the Owls, Eagles and doing yard work for anyone who needed his help. He attended Harwood Baptist Church and volunteered at the food bank. He did everything with a smile and a sense of humor.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. and Ruth (Smith) Atkins.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Penrod Cook Atkins of Evansville; sons, James Atkins, Jr. (Kim) of Ansonia, CT and Danny Atkins (Christi) of Lafayette, IN; daughter, Kellie Davis (KW) of Chrisney, IN; stepson, Jim Cook (Mary Sue) of Paducah, KY; stepdaughters, Brenda Woodward of Wadesville, IN and Cathie Cook of Evansville; sister, Charlotte Lucas (Forrest) of Indianapolis, IN; five granddaughters, Brittany Biggs-Davis, Brandie Wheeler and Justine, Kayla and Keri Atkins; three great-granddaughters; and two nephews, Morgan and Robert Lucas.

Services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Karl Crowe, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Betty Brewster

October 29, 2012

Charlotte, I was so sorry to hear about the death of Jim. Dad was here visiting and hated that he couldn't attend the service in Evansville. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Uncle Floyd mentioned you are trying to put together an Atkins reunion...I will most definitely try to get there, would love to see you.

valarie hutchinson

October 28, 2012

hey margie just heard about your loss sorry hope you are doing as good as possble let christina know if there is any thing i can do

October 24, 2012

Margie, Danny and I are so sorry for your loss. May God hold you in his arms during this difficult time and the time to come.

Danny & Sue King (Columbus, MS)

Cassie and Rick Koewler

October 24, 2012

Margie and Family,
My heart is saddened today as we lost a Good Friend. We not only lived across the street from you guys, U guys are some true friends. Its hard to say goodbye to a Friend. Now all we can do is reflect on the life we had with him. He always had a smile on his face and a joke or something funny to say when u seen him. He teased me about The Snakes and that just made my day. He even went and bought me a Toy snake. I will cherrish those moments forever. We love u. Let us know if we can do anything for u guys. Love your neighbors.

Erika Taylor

October 24, 2012

Jim was a wonderful man. He always had a compliment or something kind to say. We really enjoyed him at PD&S. He will be missed. My thoughts are with the family during these difficult times.

Bill & Brenda Floyd Lucas Oil Center Employees

October 24, 2012

Margie & Family,
We were so saddened to hear about the loss of our friend Jim. We will miss him greatly. We thank him for making us laugh, griping about going to our competitors if we didn't give him priority service. He taught us how to prepare the perfect hot dog! Even brought us the oven and picked up the dogs he wanted us to serve. We can't feel you loss but hopefully some of our stores will help us all reflect on the good times we had with Jim.

October 24, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and he will be missed.

The Forshey Family (Chrisney, IN)

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lucas

October 23, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Janice Cooke

October 23, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.