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George Atkinson, age 78

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018

George Gaither Atkinson, 78 years, 3 months and 8 days of Campbellsville, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Elizabethtown after an extended illness.

George was born on October 27, 1939 in Taylor County, the son of the late James and Roberta Penick Atkinson.   Also preceding him in death was his wife, Mary Catherine Atkinson as well as a son, James Robert Atkinson, two brothers, James Raymond Atkinson and Charles Lee Atkinson and a sister, Rachel Atkinson Curry.

For many years he worked at Fruit of the Loom and enjoyed bowling, playing cards, horseshoes and cornhole.    He was a member of Bethel AME church.

Surviving is a son, George Anthony Atkinson of Lexington and two daughters, Deborah Ann Atkinson and Michelle Allen both of Lebanon and two sisters, Alberta Thornton and her husband James of Greensburg and Geraldine Anderson of Connecticut as well as 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

The funeral service for George Gaither Atkinson will be Friday, February 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. James T. Washington officiating.    Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

The wake will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit: http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1193/George-Atkinson/obituary.html#tribute-start