OBITUARY

Paul James Atkins

July 23, 1937March 21, 2013

Paul James Atkins, age 75, of Spruce Pine, NC went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 23, 1937 in Mitchell County, NC to the late Welzie Atkins and Lucy Gardner Atkins. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a Lifetime member of Estatoe Church of God where he served as Treasurer.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Tony James Atkins; three brothers, Bernerd, Vernon and Vaughn Atkins; and one sister, Vida Carroll.

Surviving Mr. Atkins are his wife of 9 years, Peggy Thomas Atkins of the home; three daughters, Shelia Kimbrell and husband, Larry of Rock Hill, SC, Peggy Louise Atkins of Lancaster, SC and Paula Atkins of Gastonia, NC; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Atkins of Rock Hill, SC; one step-son, Charles Nanney, Jr. and wife, Tammy of Spruce Pine, NC; two step-daughters, Karen Stewart and husband, John of Spruce Pine, NC and Pam Banner and husband, Stephen of Marion, NC; one brother, Clarence Atkins and wife, Glenda of Spruce Pine, NC; one sister, Gladys Rathbone and husband, Richard of Spruce Pine, NC; a lifelong best friend, Franklin D. Forbes and wife, Lillian of Micaville, NC; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eleven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and his loving dachshund of 11 years, Knotty.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Estatoe Church of God with Rev. Wayne Braswell and Rev. Chris Rathbone officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Flowers are welcome and appreciated or memorials may be made to: Estatoe Church of God Building Fund.

Words of comfort may be shared with the Atkins family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 22, 2013
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March 25, 2013

The loss of a dear loved one is never easy. May the Atkins family find comfort in the words of Reve. 21:4. When soon death and sorrow will be of the past.

March 24, 2013

Dear Shelia and Family, the passing of your Daddy saddens me. He was a special person in my life at one time. My memories of him are a gentle and kind man. May you find comfort in all your memories. God Bless you all.

Alice (Gardner) Cartee

March 24, 2013

Dear Shelia, Peggy, & Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man and I am deeply saddened to hear of his death. He was my other dad for many years and my heart breaks for what you and your family are going through right now. Please know you are all in my prayers.
Love, Tammy Adams Warren

March 24, 2013

Dear Shelia, Peggy, & Paula, I am so sorry for you loss. You dad was a wonderful man and I am deeply saddened to hear of his death. He was my other dad for many years and my heart breaks for what you and your family are going through right now. Please know you are all in my prayers. Love, Tammy Adams Warren

March 23, 2013

Dear Peggy and family, so sorry for your loss.Paul was always so good to my Dad.He will surely be missed. love Steve and Libby Smith