Graveside Services for Mr. Donald C. Atkinson, 78, of Anniston, will be at Anniston Memorial Gardens, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Randy Hagan officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday night, March 18, 2014, from 6-8 PM at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.
Mr. Atkinson passed away Sunday at RMC: Anniston.
Survivors include his daughter, Dionne Atkinson Pedersen of Cornelius, NC; Son, Donald Atkinson of Anniston; Sisters, Ruby Jean Liner of Sylacauga, Dean Gallahar of Talladega, and Charlotte Blair of Lincoln; Brother, Joe Ray Atkinson of Jacksonville; Grandchildren, Katelyn Atkinson, Blake Pedersen, Alex Taylor, and Chase Pedersen; Nieces and Nephews, Frank Wyville, Bryan Atkinson, Stan Gallahar, Lisa Arnold, Patrick Atkinson, David Gallahar, Pam Holland, LouAnn Liner, and Jonathan Liner; and several great nieces and nephews. Mr. Atkinson is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Atkinson and Father, George H. Atkinson.
Pallbearers will be Stan Gallahar, David Gallahar, Wayne Arnold, Tommy Digiacomo, Brian Woodfin, and Tim Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Leland Fullbright and Clarence Vinson.
Mr. Atkinson was a member of West Park Heights Baptist Church and a graduate of Talladega High School and Jacksonville State University. From 1953-1957 he served his county as a member of the United States Marine Corp. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be missed.
Chapel Hill Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.