Mr. Archie Chalmers Atkinson, Jr. 79, formerly of Hanks Chapel Church Road, Pittsboro, died
October 4, 2011 at the Laurels of Chatham.
Mr. Atkinson was born in Bladen County on June 8, 1932, the son of Archie C. Atkinson, Sr. and Elizabeth Kersey Atkinson. Mr. Atkinson was a graduate of Catawba College; and, served in the US Army, 101st Airborne during the Korean conflict. He worked as a fixer in the textile industry, retiring from Kellwood Hosiery in Siler City. Following his retirement, he owned and operated Chatham Painting Company. Mr. Atkinson was an artist that loved drawing, painting and woodworking. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Atkinson is survived by his wife, Frances Andrews Atkinson; daughters, Janet Bryant and her husband Jerry, of Sanford, and Donna Howard of Nashville; a sister, Lillian Rettig of Sanford; grandchildren, Amber Moize of Mebane, Darrell Bryant of Hershey, PA and Justin Bryant of Pittsboro; and great-grandchildren, Abbey Moize, Peyton Bryant, Drew Bryant and Waylon Bryant. In addition to his parents, Mr. Atkinson was preceded in death by a son, Ray Atkinson; and also by 3 sisters, Sara Cochrane, Vivian Callahan, and Lois Myrick.
The funeral for Mr. Atkinson will be held at 11 o’clock Friday morning, October 7, 2011 from the graveside at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church cemetery. The Rev. Val Chadwick and Pastor John Covington will preside; military honors will be conferred. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday night from 7 until 9 pm at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association NC, 1305 Navaho Dr. Suite 101
Raleigh NC 27609.
Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”.
Arrangements for Mr. Atkinson are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.