February 22, 1922 - May 25, 2019
Edgar “Ray” Atkinson, age 97, of Morrilton, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019. He was born February 22, 1922 in Solgohachia, a son of the late James Wilson Atkinson and the late Nora Ethel Cook Atkinson. He was an Army veteran, a farmer, a retired maintenance/transportation worker for the public schools, member and Deacon of Oppelo First Baptist Church, and a past Commander of DAV. He had served on the Riverview Baptist School Board, Wolf Cemetery Board, and he was the past Council President of the T.C. Vaughan Senior Adult Center. Survivors include six children: Carolyn Mallett of Sherwood, Linda (Nathan) Jordan of Morrilton, Charles (Katie) Atkinson of Hot Springs, Mike (Shar-Ron) Atkinson of Morrilton, Marilyn (Bill) Thomas of Morrilton, and Jim (Carol) Atkinson of Conway; 12 grandchildren: Craig (Ashley) Mallett, Cary (Jan) Mallett, CM Sgt. Timothy (Mara) Jordan- U.S. Airforce, Rhonda (Jeff) Robinson, Lt. Col. Jason (Jennifer) Atkinson- U.S. Army, David (Maren) Atkinson, Brad (Heather) Atkinson, Autumn (Chris) Fulton, Beth Johnston, Spencer (Jaymie Leigh) Thomas, Wes (Daphne) Atkinson, and Brittany (David) Hill; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Charlene Spence Atkinson; son-in-law: Bill N. Mallett; granddaughter: Whittany Atkinson; brothers: Virgil Atkinson, Melbourne Atkinson, Bill Atkinson, Alton Atkinson, Emmett Atkinson; and sister: Helen Van Echaute. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Harris Chapel with Bro. Brad Underwood , Bro. Mike Atkinson, and Charles Atkinson officiating. Burial will be at Wolf Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, May 27, at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Brookridge Cove for their professional care over the past two years. Memorial donations can be made to the following: Riverview Baptist Christian School, Oppelo First Baptist Church, or Whittany Rae Atkinson Home at Soaring Wings Ranch.
Edgar “Ray” Atkinson, age 97, of Morrilton, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019. He was born February 22, 1922 in Solgohachia, a son of the late James Wilson Atkinson and the late Nora Ethel Cook Atkinson. He was an Army veteran,... View Obituary & Service Information
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