Robert Joseph Atkinson, Sr.

February 2, 1939September 14, 2018

Robert Joseph Atkinson, Sr., age 79, of Raytown, Missouri, peacefully passed away on September 14, 2018 in St. Luke’s East Hospital.

Robert was born on February 2, 1939 in Milford, Massachusetts. His parents Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Jessie Fagleson were proud of their handsome son and loved him very much.

In 1959, Robert enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served our country and received Honorable Discharge at the end of his term.

Robert was an incredible father of two, he was blessed with a great son and loving daughter. He loved his children and made sure he gave all he could to them. He never missed school events, softball and baseball games and turned his children into great athletes. He was an avid softball player himself; the apple never falls too far from the tree…

He worked for General Motors as a Reliability Engineer until his retirement in 2001. He loved reading, gardening and tinkering with trucks and cars.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents and the true love of his life, Joan (Pace) Atkinson.

He leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Cheryl Cole; son, Robert J. Atkinson, Jr. and grandson, Robert Michael Atkinson, all of Independence, Missouri and other loving family and friends.


  • Visitation & Viewing Monday, September 17, 2018

Robert Joseph Atkinson, Sr.

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