Ronnie E. Atkinson, 78, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away July 14, 2013, in Parkersburg.
He was born April 21, 1935, in Boissevain, Va., a son of the late Harry Elwood Atkinson and Hazel Frances Webber Atkinson.
He was a graduate of Gary High School and earned a Masters Degree from Concord College. He was highly respected professor of Parkersburg Community College of 42 years.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Ann Atkinson; brother-in-law and friend, Daniel Farmer, Bluefield, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Betty Fuller and husband J.B. Fuller, Mooreville, N.C.; brothers, Kenny Atkinson of Roanoke, Va., Mickey Atkinson of Vinton, Va., Curtis Atkinson of Ravenswood, W.Va., and Steve Atkinson of Evans, W.Va.; niece, Darlene Fuller; nephews, Daniel Farmer, Anthony Farmer, Timmy Fuller, J.B. Fuller Jr. and Jamie Fuller.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 18, 11 a.m., at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1210 20th St, Parkersburg, with Pastor S.R. Parsons, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Haw Orchard Cemetery, Rugby, Va. Friends may visit Thursday, July 18, from 9-11 a.m., at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, WV 26101.
Memorial donations may be made to Roush Funeral Home, P.O, Box 933, Ravenswood, WV 26164.