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Steven E. AtkinsPassing: February 13, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 18th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, February 18th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, February 18th

BEDFORD – During early morning on Thursday, February 13, 2020, Steven E. Atkins, 65, departed from us to claim his station in the next journey.

Born July, 25, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Jimmie E. and Wilma M. (Duncan) Atkins.

Steven graduated from Mitchell High School in 1972 and immediately enlisted in the U. S. Army for a 20-year climb through the ranks of the 101st Screaming Eagles.  He retired as 1st Sergeant in 1992.  Afterwards he became a truck-driving man.  Of all of his titles, son, brother, husband, ex-husband, dad, hero, 1st sergeant, and trucker, his favorite was papaw.  Steven was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. and a past member of George Washington Lodge.  He will be deeply missed and forever cherished.

Robert William Atkins of Jeffersonville
Brandy Dawn Atkins of Bedford
Dylan Issac Atkins
Chloe Jo Atkins
Jimmie E. (Virginia) of Newberry, South Carolina
Larry D. Atkins of Evansville
Cheri Ross of Southlake, Texas
several nieces and nephews

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jack Atkins officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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13 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Paul Gilbert | http://Vineland, NJ
    Date: May 24, 2020
    Served with him in Korea. RIP, brother.
  2. Guest: Glenn Bayles | http://Newton, Iowa
    Date: May 23, 2020
    Brother in arms in korea..a lot of good memories and times with our group that hung out togather
  3. Guest: Rocky A Smart | http://Sand Springs ok
    Date: May 23, 2020
    Steve was one of my best friends stationed in Korea while in the Army. There was 5 of us that hung out together. Now there are 2. While trying to relocate him, i found this. I am very sad. Wishing the best to family and friends.
  4. Guest: Mark toliver | http://Mitchell in
    Date: February 25, 2020
    Prayers for the family
  5. Guest: Allyson E Hall | http://Nashville
    Date: February 16, 2020
    To Robby and Brandy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your father was very special to my family, one of my dad's best friends. We have so many memories with your father and family from Germany and Ft. Campbell, KY. We are sending our love and condolences, as you all have always remained in our hearts and prayers. We love you!!
  6. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) WILCOXEN | http://SPRINGFIELD
    Date: February 15, 2020
    I graduated with Steve. Great guy! Thank you for your service to our country. RIP Steve.
  7. Guest: Sharon Thompson | http://Ga
    Date: February 15, 2020
    Rest In Peace Steve
  8. Guest: Patty Cottengain | http://Orleans
    Date: February 15, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss. He was in my Husbands class.
  9. Guest: Raymond and peggy rodabaugh | http://Fairmount, in
    Date: February 15, 2020
    Lots of fun time memories will never be forgotten! You are forever in our hearts! RIP Steven Atkins
  10. Guest: Larry Atkins | http://Evansville Indiana
    Date: February 15, 2020
    Since he was my brother an I have know him all my life I have so many memories of him.. But if I have to share just one it was one of the times we were sitting in garage an I was tattooing him an he got like 4 done that day an said he was the black sheep of the family.. He was far from the black sheep.. Love an miss you big brother!
  11. Guest: Kevin burns | http://Salem
    Date: February 15, 2020
    He will be missed, sorry for your loss. Salem Indiana family.
  12. Guest: Mary Neely Anderson | http://Saint Johns Az
    Date: February 14, 2020
    Went to school with Steven great guy..sorry for your lose .
  13. Guest: Paula williams | http://Cincinnati Ohio
    Date: February 14, 2020
    Soggy for your loss