Marion Paul D. Atkins, 76, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 2:44 A.M. at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Paul was born February 16, 1931, the son of Harmon C. & Shirley (James) Atkins in Turkey Creek, Kentucky. He married Shelby Jean Hunley on April 16, 1954 in Turkey Creek, Kentucky and together they have shared over 53 years of marriage. She survives in Marion.
Pauls working career included Olin and Acme Machinery. He was an avid fisherman and was a member of the Crab Orchard Lake Bass Club; he loved the Kentucky Wildcats and the St. Louis Cardinals. But most of all Paul loved his family and grandchildren. Paul was a United States Air Force Veteran, having served in the Korean War.
Wife Shelby Atkins of Marion
Son Doug E. Atkins and wife Sandi of Goreville
Daughter Paula K. Hutchins and husband Steven of Carterville
Daughter Patricia A. Atkins of Johnston City
Jonah, Jacob and Gabriel Atkins
Justin, Garrett Gass
Heather, Jamie and Lacey Hutchins
Brother Oscar T. Atkins of Turkey Creek, Kentucky
Preceded by Parents, Brother, Kyle E. Atkins.
Funeral services will be Monday, February 18, 2008 at 12:30 P.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Entombment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Military rites will be presented by Marions VFW Post #1301, American Legion Post #147 and the National Guard unit. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
For additional information or to sign the guest memorial register please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.