Charles W. Atkinson

March 2, 1922May 18, 2010

Charles W. Atkinson, 88 of Jacksonville Beach, FL passed away May 18, 2010. Born March 2, 1922 in Chesapeake, WV, he was the son of the late Norman and Nanny (Tucker) Atkinson. Charles served in the United States Marines from 1942 - 1945 during WWII in the Pacific theater. He was an active member of Beach United Methodist Church holding many offices in the church. His life in the church was very important to him, as was his love for his friends and church members. He retired as a Sales Associate from J.C. Penney. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jeanne Atkinson of Jacksonville Beach; daughter, Kasey (David) Peters of Jacksonville Beach; sister, Rebecca Hamilton of Southern Pines, NC; grandchildren, Katie (Adam) Myers and Becky (Manuel) Mendez; great-grandchild, Gabriel Myers all of Jacksonville Beach; nephew, Neal (Cheryl) Houck of Middleburg, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. He had many friends who loved him and he will be dearly missed. Celebration of life services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Beach United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made, in Charles’ name, to the McGraw Center of Community Hospice or the Jacksonville Humane Society.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 29, 2010
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 29, 2010

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June 21, 2010

Dear Jeanne and Kasey, What a sweet and handsome man your Charlie is! Even as a teen-ager, I could recognize a man of integrity. And II love the pictures you posted of him. Mom called this week to tell me about his service then mailed me the program. I wish we could have been there! I know Dad is excited to see him after all these years. It will likely take them a long time to catch up. Bonnie was just visiting us from California so I passed on the news to her too. We all loved the three of you so much and thank God for placing your family at Beach Methodist so long ago, as you have obviously been a great blessing to many of God's children there. One day when we get down that way we will be sure to look you up and claim a hug from you, Jeannie. And we can all say with a certainty that the love you had for Jesus shone so brightly, that it caused us to fall in love with Him too.
With love and prayers and blessings,
Ty and Dee (Fernsler) Gregory and Bonnie (Fernsler) Lyon

June Lorant Rosenblum

June 19, 2010

I will miss you very much, Uncle Charlie. Though you were only 10 years older than I, you were my "Hero" and I never told you that for which I am sorry. How very much my Mom loved her "baby brother". I remember how happy we all were when you came safely back from WW II and how devilishly handsome you were. You left this world a better place for having had you in it. You will always be in my heart and a part of me. Your loving niece

Neal Houck

June 15, 2010

I remember West Virginia, Eric the Red and so much more. Miss you a bunch.


Jack & Susie Morison

June 14, 2010

One of the most memorable times with Mr. Charlie, was Christmas Eve in the late 80's in the little BUMC's Chapel. My Jack and I had decorated the chapel windows with fresh greenery and red candles in hurricane globes for the communion service. (Our church at this time had "come as you will" communion.)We were in the balcony overseeing the soft music & burning candles as people came in. This was a wonderful holy night as Mr. Charlie served communion to our congregation. Having communion served by this honorable man was one of the highlights of our BUMC memories.

Heather Street

June 14, 2010

We're so greatful to have you as an extention of our family. We have wonderful memories of times spent together. Our thoughts are with you.

Love you ~ Aunt Jeanne & Uncle Charlie!

~Heather Hutchinson Street & Family

Nance Walker (Greene)

June 13, 2010

Charlie, you will be missed more than you know. As I watched the photo gallery, it brought back so MANY memories of days in Jax. Beach & much of my youth. Thank you & Jeanne for being such a vital part of my early years! You are a true hero...a man of honor to your family & those who loved you. I know you have a lot to do now, catching up with long-departed friends. Love,

Adair Morison-Metts

May 30, 2010

I am so thankful to have met you. It seemed like the sun shined a little brighter when you and your beautiful bride would visit the office! I know you will be missed by many, but I take comfort that we will see you again. As I shared with Kasey, you were already an Angel on Earth. Now you've been rewarded with the most beautiful wings! Love and prayers to the Atkinson and Peters Families. Love you Auntie Kasey!!!

Jack & Susie Morison

May 29, 2010

In 1985 when we visited BUMC, Jeanne and Charlie were the first precious couple to welcome us. Vivian James and Sara Lee Taylor also were "in line".
This was the moment we decided to join this wonderful church family. May God forgive, love and reward you Mr. Charlie! I'm sure He surrounded you with open arms..... "well done my faithful servant!" I love you "Mom" &
"Little Sis, Kasey".

Elaine Wilson

May 27, 2010

I will miss seeing you & Ms Jeanne's smiling faces. You were such a sweet couple & I so enjoyed seeing & talking to you. Our whole office will miss seeing you. May our heavenly Father comfort & give strength to your family & friends. The good Lord must have needed a good Marine...Semper Fi my friend! Love to Ms Jeanne & Kasey.

Vance&Jean Mullis

May 26, 2010

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.