James Copeland Atkinson III, age 79, a long-time resident of Pike County, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.
He was born Sept. 30, 1933 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. James served in the U.S. Navy and was a proud veteran of the Korean War. After working 33 years for Eastern Airlines he was very successful in transitioning to full-time retirement.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jane Gregg Atkinson; sons, Gregg Atkinson of Riverton, Wyo., and wife Karen; Scott Atkinson of Atlanta and wife Alison, Clay Atkinson of Atlanta and wife Stephanie and Todd Atkinson of Decatur; his six grandchildren, Copeland Atkinson, Jacob Atkinson, James Atkinson, Mather Atkinson, Sophia Atkinson and Wyn Atkinson; his sister-in-law, Patsy Gregg; his three nephews, William (Joe) Gregg, Lee Gregg and Brad Gregg; and his two nieces, Stacey Vickers and Whitney Butler.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 878, Zebulon, Ga., 30295 or Concord Baptist Church, P.O. Box 181, Concord, Ga., 30206.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Moody-Daniel Funeral Home, Zebulon, Ga., is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be made on-line at moodydaniel.com.