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J.W. Atkins

September 29, 1940 ~ July 2, 2019 (age 78)

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J.W. Atkins, 78, of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Tennova Healthcare of Clarksville.

J.W. was born on September 29, 1940, in Stewart County, TN to the late Dell Atkins and Bessie Garland Atkins. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Melton and granddaughter, Rachel Atkins.

Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at the Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel with Dr. Felts Dent officiating. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Monday, July 8, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

J.W. was a retired Quality Engineer with Trane Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Clarksville and U.S. Army Veteran. He also loved to work on automobiles.

J.W. is survived by his wife, Janell Askew Atkins; son, Stephen (Christine) Atkins; two sisters, Shirley Thompson and Barbara Keatts; and two grandchildren, Rebekah and Laura.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Melton, Zach Melton, Paul Thompson, Tony Thompson, Darren Cook, and David Carl. Honorary pallbearers will be John Thompson, David Frey, Kevin Day, and Sherry Fanning.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 435 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 or The Gideons International, 50 Century Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37214.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
July 7, 2019

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Visitation
Monday
July 8, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Celebration of Life
Monday
July 8, 2019

12:00 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Cemetery

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West
5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, KY 42440

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