Visitation will be today, April 3, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Liberty Grove Baptist Church on Alabama Highway 5 in Nauvoo, prior to the funeral service which will be held at 7 p.m. at the church with Bro. Andy Wood officiating the service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeffie Clifford Atkins and Katie Katherine Johnson Atkins; and his wife, Tommie Gail Atkins.
He is survived by his sons, Ronnie Atkins (Debra) and Mark Atkins; daughter Karen Files; stepson, Ken Lee (Amanda), all of Nauvoo; grandchildren, Tyler Atkins, Kayla Files and Keli Files; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Wilson Brothers Funeral Home in memory of Ray Atkins.