John Raymond Atkinson

John Raymond Atkinson, 86, of Vincent, Ohio, died at his home on Jan. 19, 2014.

He was born at Philo, Ohio, on Jan. 2, 1928, and was the son of the late Paul and Irena Place Atkinson.

He retired from G.E. Plastics and was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon for several years. He had also been a BYF leader at the church. He had been a member of the Belpre Masonic Lodge 609.

Survivors include his two sons, Stephen (Dorothy) Atkinson of Vincent, Ohio, and Randy (Teresa) Atkinson of Vincent, Ohio; four grandchildren, Gina (Brian) Meredith, Justin Atkinson, Jill Flinn and Joy (Terry) Bunner; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Atkinson of Barlow, Ohio; and four sisters, Elsie Hunter of Pennsylvania, Rita (Harry) Williams of Vincent, Ohio, Sharon Copeland of Bartlett, Ohio, and Kathy Young (Kent) of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Libby) Atkinson in October 2013; and a sister, Rosemary Alvis.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Mark Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Home Health Care Hospice in Belpre.

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