|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1925|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 2001|
Mr. Tuck King Atkinson Sr., 76, of 5347 Old Plantation Circle, a 25-year resident of Winston-Salem, died Oct. 3, 2001, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after a long Illness. The youngest son of William T. and Mary King Atkinson, Mr. Atkinson was born in Golds|boro and spent most of his early years in Wilmington. He graduated from Manchester High School in Chesterfield County, Va., in 1943 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Volunteering for submarine duty, he attended submarine school in New London, Conn. He qualified in submarines aboard the USS Kingfish (SS-234) and completed four war patrols in the Pacific during World War II. Upon release from active duty in 1946, he attended N.C. State University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated in 1950 with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Mr. Atkinson was a plant engineer, initially with Western Electric, then AT&T, in Burlington and Winston-Salem, retiring in 1989 with 35 years of service. Mr. Atkinson was a member and former state commander of the North Carolina chapter of the United States Submarine Veterans of World War II. An avid golfer, fisherman and outdoorsman, he served for many years as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Atkinson is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Fricke Atkinson of Winston-Salem; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tuck Jr. and Sandra Todd-Atkinson of Zebulon, John R. and Dianne Atkinson of DeBary, Fla., Brian and Jennifer Atkinson of Charlotte; three brothers, John (Jack) N. Atkinson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and William T. Atkinson Jr. and Charles H. Atkinson, both of Wilmington; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 6 at Parkway Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, with military graveside honors at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington. Memorial contributions may be made to the National World War II Memorial, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22201.
Published in the Wilmington Morning Star, October 9, 2001
William Thomas Atkinson (1890 - 1965)
Mamie King Atkinson (1891 - 1937)
Dawn Carol Atkinson (1950 - 1953)*
h/o Shirley Fricke
Pine Hill Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section T
Created by: Jason & Mitzie
Record added: Jun 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71031908
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