ATKINSON, Leroy (2007)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Leroy ATKINSON Died on April 24, 2007 in Puyallup, WA at the age of 79. He was born on November 4, 1927 in Currie, North Carolina and lived in South Seattle before moving to Kent in 1980. Leroy served in the Merchant Marines for 7 years and retired from Knappton Tug & Barge in November of 1989. He was the loving husband of Rosalie; father of Pete (Debbie) Atkinson and Julie (Robbie) Dinius; grandfather of 5 boys; and great grandfather of 1 girl and 2 boys. A Visitation will be held Thurs., April 26, 2007 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent with a Funeral Service at the chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2007. Memorials may be made in his name to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 56, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Source: The Seattle Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle, WA, 26 Apr 2007

 Leroy Atkinson died on April 24, 2007 in Puyallup, WA at the age of 79. He was born on November 4, 1927 in Currie, North Carolina and was raised in a Baptist Church. He was a long time resident of South Seattle and moved to Kent in 1980, where he lived for 25 years, before moving to assisted living in Sumner. Leroy served in the Merchant Marines for 7 years where he became a Tug Captain. He retired from Knappton Tug & Barge in November of 1989. He was the loving husband of Rosalie; father of Pete (Debbie) Atkinson and Julie (Robbie) Dinius; grandfather of 5 boys; and great-grandfather of 1 girl and 2 boys. He enjoyed traveling to North Carolina to visit family. Memorials may be made in his name to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O,.Box 56, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Source: Funeral Home online

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