Mr. Bobby Atkinson, age 76, formerly of Chesterfield, SC entered into rest on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Brian Center of Gastonia, NC. The family will hold a remembrance service at a later date.
Mr. Atkinson was born April 23, 1945 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Coyt and Essie Cassidy Atkinson. Bobby grew up in Chesterfield, SC and moved to the Gastonia, NC area later in life to be near his brother. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening and “tinkering” on lawn-mowers and small engines.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Atkinson was also preceded in death by siblings, Jack Steen, Billy Atkinson, Vonzile Jordan, Beatrice Johnson, Bonnie Privette, and Patricia Brigman.
Survivors include his children, Ron Atkinson of Kingsport, TN, Marybeth Rhoten of Weber City, VA, Teresa Lucas, and Don Atkinson both of Kingsport, TN; brothers, Robert (Faye) Atkinson of Jefferson, SC, William (Ginny) Atkinson of Pageland, SC, Tommy Atkinson of Society Hill, SC, and Grady (Betty) Atkinson of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Claire Roberts of Mt. Croghan, SC, Catherine Atkinson of Ruby, SC, and Sylvia Lawing of Kannapolis, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Atkinson family.