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James Richard Atkins

November 9, 1937 — May 20, 2022

Mr. James Richard Atkins, age: 84 Of: New Johnsonville, TN Died: Friday, May 20, 2022 at his home. He was born November 9, 1937 in Waverly, TN. Mr. Atkins was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and the Caldwell Masonic Lodge in New Johnsonville. He worked as a Truck Driver for 30+ years and later owned the Western Auto Store in Camden for 7 years with his wife, Renée. Mr. Atkins was a huge UT Fan and enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00pm Sunday, May 22nd with a Masonic Service to follow at 7:00pm and from 10:00am until service time Monday, May 23rd at Humphreys County Funeral Home. Funeral Services for Mr. Atkins will be conducted at 11:00am Monday, May 23, 2022 in the Humphreys County Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Shannon officiating. Interment will follow in the United Methodist Cemetery in New Johnsonville. Survivors: Wife of 64 ½ years: Renée Hardin Atkins of New Johnsonville, TN Daughters: Stephenie Lynne Robb (Greg) of Martin, TN Jennifer Renée Walker (Jason) of Murfreesboro, TN Grandchildren: Misty Morse (Matt), Kacie Walker, Shaylon Freeman (Cliff) Taylor Walker (Harlie) and Blake Robb Great Grandchildren: Tristan Coloń, Miles Morse, Parker Morse, Dutch Morse L.J. Freeman, Thomas Freeman, Eliza Cate Freeman Jase Walker, and special great grandchild: Amari Duncanson Preceded in death by: Parents: Benjamin Harrison Atkins and Augusta Pauline Cagle Atkins Daughter: Lisa Mechelle Atkinson Sister: Evelyn Atkins Huffman In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You may also leave your donation at the funeral home and we will forward for you. Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home (931) 296-5955
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

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217 E Main St, Waverly, TN 37185

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