Gerald Lee AtkinsJuly 26, 1939 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 77)
Mr. Gerald Atkins, age 77 of Dyer, Tennessee, passed away from this life on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at NHC in Milan. Funeral services for Mr. Atkins will be conducted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Dyer chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Rice officiating. Interment will follow in White Rose Cemetery, in Gibson, TN.
He was born July 26, 1939 in Gibson, TN; the son of late Homer Lee Atkins, and Nannie Lura (Fitzgerald) Atkins. He was maintenance worker of the Tennessee Dept. of Transportation, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He served his country with the US National Guard.
He is survived by his mother, Nannie Lura Atkins; two children, Jeremy Atkins (Emily), and Amanda Jones (Jeff); one brother, Steve Atkins; and four grandchildren, Austin Atkins, Adam Atkins, Sydney Jones, and Rogan Jones. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Lee Atkins.
Pallbearers are Galen Edwards, Beau Eddings, Ryan Carter, Ross Pierce, David Salles, and Kyle Coday. Honorary pallbearers are Marty Graves, and Ronnie Garrett.
The family will receive friends from 11:00am-2:00pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Dyer chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Gerald Atkins.