Raymond F. Atkinson Jr.

October 01, 1937 ‒ May 01, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Raymond F. Atkinson Jr., age 76, of Taylor Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital. He was born on October 1, 1937 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Raymond F. and Ruth (Wilson) Atkinson Sr. Raymond was a member of the Army National Guard and retired as a machine operator from American National Can. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Raymond attended the Brandon Baptist Church.

He is survived by his devoted son, Greg (Maureen) Atkinson of Xenia and daughter, Dena (Jim) Queen of Mount Vernon, five grandchildren, James Quinn, Justine (Evan) Frank, Hannah Ackerman, Ian Ackerman and Ben Ackerman, two sisters, Joyce Morton of Boonville, Indiana and Betty (Emil) Goeppinger of Mount Vernon, son-in-law, Terry Ackerman and dear friends, Chuck and Sherri McGough.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sweetheart and wife of over 55 years, Marcella JoAnn Atkinson and his eldest child, Brenda Ackerman.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Marvin Haught will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Raymond’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

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