Arnett J. Atkinson born July 10, 1935, rested March 12, 2014. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 24 years. He then continued his career at Hughes Missile Systems for the next 15 years. He was a very loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is preceded in passing by his wife, Theresia (Wally) Atkinson and parents Ruth and Frederick Atkinson. He is survived by his two daughters, Ursula (Carlos) Aguirre and Monika (Richard) Fagan, brother B.W. (Gretchen) Atkinson, two grandchildren, Ricardo (Perla) Aguirre and Cheri Fagan, three great-grandchildren, Alicia, Katheryn and Samantha Aguirre. He enjoyed the thrill of blackjack, even though he rarely won. He was a very genuine person who touched the hearts of everyone he knew! A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. at East Lawn Palms Mortuary and Cemetery with graveside service to follow. Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.