Jerry Atkinson

December 28, 1945August 27, 2012
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Jerry Atkinson, age 66, passed away at his home in Terre Haute on August 27th. He was born in Paoli, IN on December 28, 1945 to Gene and Betty Mayden Atkinson. Jerry graduated from Mitchell High School in 1964. A gifted artist, Jerry used his talent in his career as an engineer. He was a design engineer for Press Seal Gasket Co. in Ft. Wayne and retired in 2008. Jerry designed and built extrusion molds including the molds used to create the gaskets for modern car doors. Trained in drafting and CAD technology, Jerry was fortunate enough to travel nationwide on behalf of the industry. Jerry married his wife Carol Foltz on June 6th, 1968. He was an honest man who never left one guessing on where they stood with him. He will be remembered for many reasons but by many as the loyal and compassionate caretaker of his late father Gene. Jerry was loved and will be missed by his wife of 44 years, Carol Atkinson; son, Kevin Eric Atkinson of Hartford City, IN; daughters, Jennifer Nicole Atkinson of Terre Haute and Jaime Lynn (Justin) Alter of Kokomo, IN; grandchildren, Aidan and Lillian Alter; brother, Bradley Gene (Cheryl L.) Atkinson of Centerville, IN; sisters, Patricia Atkinson (Monte Reger) of Orleans, IN, Amy Lynn (Rob) Parker of Mitchell, IN, and Charlotte Rose Atkinson (Bud Kirkman) of Bedford, IN; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Betty, and brother, Eric Lee Atkinson. Memorial Contributions may be made in Jerry’s memory to the Terre Haute Humane Society, P.O. Box 3307, Terre Haute, IN 47803. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 30th from 1:00 PM until the funeral service at 3:00 PM with Rev. Friar John Bamman OFM Conv. officiating at Thomas Funeral Home, 2200 N. 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804 (812) 232-3085 with cremation to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be left at


  • Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2012
  • Funeral Ceremony Thursday, August 30, 2012

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August 31, 2012

To Jerry's family our deepest sympathy from Brack and Karen Coulter, Steve and Cathy Coulter Qualkinbush. We have many fond memories on Stampers Creek.

Terry Arthur

August 31, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jennifer you are in my prayers. May God grant your father eternal peace.(ACTS)

Angie Mercer

August 31, 2012

I am sad to hear of Jerry's passing. We were all neighborhood friends as well as classmates. I have a lot of love for all of the Atkinsons. I am thinking of all of you. May the love of friends and family help you through this sad time.

August 30, 2012

Charlotte, you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers, so sorry for the passing of your brother Jerry. We love you all!

Jimmy and Deana Banks
Glen and Rose Hilderbrand
Morgan Haley and Patrick Bauer

Christina Clark

August 30, 2012

Jennifer, I'm so sorry for you loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hug!

August 30, 2012

i am sorry about your heartfelt loss of a husband,father and brother. Jerry will be very missed. I also loved him. Jerry was and always will be a part of my family. May God give you strength.courage and hope.

sincerely,Cathy Atkinson

Lynn May

August 30, 2012

Jennifer and sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rejoice in the good times....I'm sure you have lots of good memories, cherish them. God bless you all. YSiC,

penny connerley-wicks

August 30, 2012

So glad I got to see you in 2009. You will be missed by all who cared for you. I will miss your smile and the pats on the head when we were seniors. May your family be blessed and my prayers go with them in their time of sorrow.
Penny Connerley Wicks Cooper, Texas

Judy Newlin

August 30, 2012

I would like to send my condolences to Jerry's entire family. I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry while he was in Mitchell taking care of Gene. The Atkinson clan has been like family to me for many years !! I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and brother. May God give you peace in your time of great sorrow. I love you, all. Jude

Krystal Shetler

August 30, 2012

Amy, Rob, Charlotte, Patty and family ... We are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. A wonderful and close family, I hope the memories of Jerry and your time with him help bring you through this difficult time. May God bless each and every one of you. All our love, Henry, Krystal and Boys.