MITCHELL Gene A. Atkinson, 90, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2012, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.
Born November 27, 1921, in Orange County, he was the son of Clarence Ray “Hop” and Nellie Lorraine (Cornwell) Atkinson. He married Betty June Mayden April 13, 1941, and they were married 63 years. She preceded him in death October 4, 2004. His second marriage was to Allien (Magner) Bugh August 2005, and she preceded him in death November 30, 2008.
He retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a 1939 graduate of Paoli High School.
Gene was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Paoli Masonic Lodge No. 119 F&AM, and the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.
Bradley Gene (Cheryl) Atkinson, Centerville
Jerry Wayne (Carol) Atkinson, Mitchell
Patricia Ray (Monte Rager) Atkinson, Orleans
Amy Lynn (Rob) Parker, Mitchell
Charlotte Rose (Buddy Kirkman) Atkinson, Bedford
James Lee Atkinson, Bedford
6 great grandchildren
His parents; both wives; and son, Eric Lee Atkinson, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Lee Hupp officiating.
Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: American Legion Post No. 250.