Alexander "Chuck" Atkinson, 73 of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Jefferson City, Mo., to the late Julius and Ruby Freeman Atkinson, he had been a Leachville resident for most of his life. A skilled mechanic, Chuck could always be found working on cars at his home or towing cars for KEG Towing Service in Jonesboro, a job that he loved for over 18 years. He never met a stranger and was always quick to help anyone in need. Chuck enjoyed playing guitars, singing and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Eddie Atkinson, and two sisters, Shirley Russell and Ruby Faye Atkinson.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon Benham Atkinson of Leachville; his son and future daughter-in-law, Alex Atkinson and Becca Hopkins of Leachville; one daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Randy Limbert of McCrory; three brothers, Tommy Atkinson of Lake City,
Jim Atkinson (Kathy) of Paris, Texas, and Gene Atkinson of Long Beach, Miss.; two sisters, Judy Howard and Doris Atkinson, both of Paragould; his adopted brother, Kenneth Gulley (Cari) of Jonesboro. Chuck also leaves one grandson, and countless nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Mike Rountree, Alex Atkinson, Kenneth Gulley, and the crew from KEG Towing. The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.HowardFuneralService.com.