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Darris E. Atkinson

January 15, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Darris Edward Atkinson, 85, of Spencer, W.Va., died Jan. 13, 2014, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division.

Darris was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Reedy, W.Va., a son of the late Ralph G. and Gladys Ashley Atkinson.

He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum and enjoyed woodworking, farming, camping and fishing. He was a member of Clarence Community Church and attended Faith Baptist Church. Darris was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Butler Atkinson; four daughters, Diane (David) Kyer of Spencer, Darlene Atkinson of Ripley, W.Va., Gloria Kay (Paul) Vannoy of Reedy and Linda Luthy of St. Albans, W.Va.; two sons, Eddie (Michelle) Atkinson of Parkersburg and David Michael (Teonna) Atkinson of Ravenswood; three sisters, Betty Boggs of Charlotte, N.C., Doris Jean Cline of Spencer and Sharon Wine of Reedy; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Delmar Atkinson.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Wayne McGlothlin officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m Thursday at the funeral home. Local Roane County veterans will be conducting the military portions of the service at the funeral home and cemetery.



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