Travis Mallory Atkins

March 22, 1929June 23, 2013

Travis Mallory Atkins, born March 22 1929, passed away on Sunday, June 23 2013. He leaves behind his wife of 61 years Katherine S. Atkins, two daughters Sherry Atkins Byrn (Alan) of Greenville, MS and Karen Atkins McNeer of Collierville, TN, a sister Shirley Shute of Cherokee Village, AR, two grandsons Shane Horton of South Haven, MS and Jeremy McNeer of Goose Creek, SC, and one great-grandson Reid McNeer. Mr. Atkins graduated from Southside High School in Memphis, TN. He was a decorated Korean War veteran and was part of The Chosin Reservoir for the Marine Corps. He retired after more than 35 years service with the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a sports enthusiast. His two grandsons were among the many youths he coached in little league soccer in Memphis, TN. He loved fishing, camping, and vacationing with his family and friends he made along the way. The visitation will be Thursday, June 27 from 5-7 pm and the memorial service will be Friday, June 28 at 1:00 pm at Memphis Funeral Home (5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN).


  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2013

Travis Mallory Atkins

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June 29, 2013

Katherine, we were so sorry to hear about Mallory's death and our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow. We have so many memories or he good times in our years at South Side. May the love of family and friends carry you through these sad times.
Our love to you and family,
Bill and Charlyne Russell, Spring, Texas

Stan & Nina Viets

June 29, 2013

So sorry to hear about Mallory. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lot of great memories over the years. Mallory will be missed, y'all were so much fun to be around.

Dorris & R D Lemons

June 29, 2013

Kathy Our hearts and our prayers are with you and your family. So sorry we could not be with you during this time of sorrow We will all miss Mallory so much & his sense of humor.Kathy just know we Love you so very much & we are blessed to have had you & Mallory as our friends so many years.
Dorris & R D

Dot Vaughan

June 29, 2013

Kathy, I was so sorry to hear about Mallory. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Nancy Redfearn-Hardy

June 28, 2013

Kathy, Sherry & Karen,
It has been a very long time, but have thought of your family often. My deepest sympathy for all of you. So many memories of our friendship/neighbor.

Eddie and Dianne Stewart

June 28, 2013

Kathy and Family-So sorry to hear about Mallory's death. We always enjoyed talking with him when we used to cut your grass on Cranford. Lots of good memories. Our love, sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family.

George Lumsden

June 28, 2013

Kathy our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family at this sad time. We will all miss him.

George and Sarah Lumsden

June 27, 2013

Kathy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. There will never be another one like him. He will be greatly missed.
Dale and Dorothy Crow

Howard Smith

June 27, 2013

I graduated with Mallory in '48. A true gentleman in all respects even in high school. My wife Dorothy (Humphrey) Smith knew katherine at Whitehaven high school before she transfered to Southside. Our prayers and condolances to the family.

Howard and Dot Smith

June 27, 2013

Bob " Rusty " Bigelow Cheyenne,WY.