Lewis Neil Atkins, age 94, of Sanford, NC, born September 6, 1925 passed away peacefully on July 10, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, NC.
Lewis served in the Navy during World War II. He retired from Lufkin in Apex where he worked in research and development. He was a member of Sanford Church of God. Lewis was an avid NASCAR fan and he enjoyed fishing.
Lewis was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Marie Eatmon Atkins; a daughter, Patricia Atkins Jones; four brothers and 1 sister.
Lewis is survived by daughter, Gloria Atkins Nelson and husband, David; son, Robert Lewis Atkins and wife, Tammy; daughter, Judith Atkins Wilson and husband, David; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM at White Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Elton Bryan and Pastor Clay Cox officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Church of God Children’s Home, 2105 Pathway Drive, Sanford, NC 27330
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