HMC Billie Gene Atkins (U.S.N. Ret.) Obituary:
Funeral Date: 9/14/2006
H.M.C. Billie Gene Atkins, (U.S.N. Ret.) age 78, of Banks, AR., died Tuesday September 12, at his home. Born September 10, 1928 in Tinsman, AR. a son of the late Carl Carter Atkins and Clemmie Lee Reddin Atkins he was a retired U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam War and a member Banks Missionary Baptist Church. Also, preceding him in death was a daughter Nancy Carol Anderson and brothers Vernon Lee Atkins and Donnie Ned Atkins. Survivors are his wife Sarah Louise Wood Atkins whom he married October 25, 1952. 2 sons Michael Atkins of Warren, AR. and Daryl Atkins of Hampton, AR. 1 daughter Janice Dunn of El Dorado, AR. 1 brother James Louis Atkins of Little Rock, AR. 1 sister Martha Ann Gardner of Warren, AR. 9 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday September 14, Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Tony Rhinehart and Rev. Harold Dean Sims officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and soloist was Donna Gates. Burial with flag presentation was in Sparkman Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Phil Launius, Gary “Dub” Wood, Charlie Atkins, Bobby Hall, Bob Bassette and Bill Hickman. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Wolfe, Jaker Smith and Joe Jarman.