Robert Kenneth "Butch" Atkinson

July 18, 1945 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 76)


Robert Kenneth “Butch” Atkinson, 76, of Florence, passed away June 11, 2022. Mr. Atkinson was a boilermaker at Colbert Steam plant.  He was a member of Stony Point Church of Christ and a U. S. Army Vietnam veteran.

There will be a graveside service Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Greenview Memorial Park with military honors. Officiating will be Ed Thrasher.

Mr. Atkinson was preceded in death by Bartley and Lucille Atkinson; Hazel Horton; Kirby Wiggins; James, Paul, Ray and Bill Atkinson; Autry Kilpatrick; and Cecil and Mary Ruth Myrick.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha Ann Myrick Atkinson; daughters, Alice Arnold (Anthony), Leigh Eckl (Chris); aunt, Ann Baskins; sister-in-law, Lois Albright; grandchildren, Allie Howard (Jonathan), Ryan Eckl, Jon Eckl; great-grandchild, Marley Rae Howard; special nieces and nephews, Steele Myrick, and Sloane and Ivy Jade Darby.

Pallbearers will be Steele Myrick, Trey Wise, Jonathan Howard, Brandon Newton, Jason Myrick and John Fulmer.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Edwards, Dwight McCain, Dr. Terence T. Hart, Roy Lee Atkinson, Roy Pigg, Michael Montgomery, Cecil Myrick, Jr., and Shannon Bevis.

Special thanks to Shoals Hospice and Dr. Terence T. Hart for their excellent care.


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Graveside (Detailed)
June 16, 2022

10:30 AM
Greenview Memorial Park
3657 Old Chisholm Road
Florence, AL 35633

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