JERRY LYMAN ATKINSON, 66, Straight Mountain, died May 27, 2021. He was a member of Taits Gap Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting arrowheads, and camping with his family. He spent his career in the mining industry. Predeceasing him were parents Hershel and Hazel Atkinson, sister Judy Blakely, and grandparents Robert Madison and Fannie Mae Champion, James Marion, and Hettie Esther Atkinson.
Surviving are wife of 46 years Regina Lynn Atkinson; children Jennifer Lynn Walker (Brent Bender), Amy Atkinson (Robert) Fisher, Michael Lee (Jaimie) Atkinson; grandchildren Sophie Reese Fisher, soon to be baby Atkinson and baby Fisher; siblings Patricia (Buck) Bryson, Larry (Sharlene) Atkinson, Jimmy Atkinson; a host of nieces and nephews.
Earl Harper officiated the 2 p.m. service held May 30 at Lemley Chapel. Burial followed at Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery with Brad Atkinson, Keith Atkinson, Rickey Bryson, Steve Martin, Josh Murphree, and Daniel Puckett serving as pallbearers. Mike Ellis was honorary pallbearer.