John "Jack" Atkins Obituary

John "Jack" Henry Atkins

September 7, 1937 - November 18, 2018
Born in Hopedale, Ohio
Resided in Hopedale, Ohio


John Henry “Jack” Atkins, 81, of Hopedale, died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born September 7, 1937 in Hopedale, Ohio a son of the late William Henry and Mary J. Dunlap Atkins.
Jack was a retired coal miner having worked at Y&O Coal Company; he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force; and a member of Hopedale American Legion Post #682, the Hopedale Sportsman’s Club, UMWA and Veterans Organization #7477.
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents; by a daughter, Jackie Akers; a brother, Art Atkins; and 2 sisters: Dorothy Wickliff and Hannah Saxton.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Patricia “Pat” Ward Atkins; 3 daughters: Tammy (Nip) Mattern of Cadiz, Tina (Harold) Hill of Hopedale and Lisa (Scott) Shultz of Hopedale; son-in-law, Warren Akers of Hopedale; 2 brothers: Andy Atkins of Jewett and Donald Atkins of Hopedale; 2 sisters: Marjorie (James) Ward of Hopedale and Mary Beth Atkins of Alabama; 8 Grandchildren: Casey (Josh) Smith, J.R. (Ashley) Phillipson, Lindsey (Bill) Vergitz, Cody (Brittany) Mattern, Shannon Shultz, Jacob Hill, Derek Shultz and Leah Akers; and 8 great grandchildren: Sessly, Caleb, Jax, Finn, Joel, Keeland, Sawyer and Rylee; and his last surviving Uncle, Lloyd “Wimp” Dunlap of Zanesville, Ohio.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 20 from 3-7 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Ohio. Military Honors will be conducted by the Hopedale American Legion.
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Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home
172 South Main Street
Cadiz, OH US 43907
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home
172 South Main Street
Cadiz, OH US 43907
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
1:00 PM




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