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Thomas A. Atkinson

Thomas A. Atkinson, 72, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

Tom was born September 29, 1949 in Clinton, Missouri, the son of LeRoy Atkinson and Lora Flossie (Bernard) Atkinson.

He attended schools in Buchner, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Edna Ann Durand on January 20, 1990 in Oak Grove. The couple made their home in Oak Grove prior to moving to Chilhowee in 1990.

Tom was a rock quarry heavy equipment operator. He worked several years with Pink Hill Rock Quarry, and later, Hilty Rock Quarry, from which he retired in 2012.

Tom’s interests included antique cars and muscle cars. He rebuilt cars in his garage, where he could often be found. He also took great pride in his yard work.

Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Edna; four children: Michelle Gann (Donald) of Galveston, TX; Donna Sue McComas of Nixa, MO; Joe McComas (Crystal) of Higginsville, MO and Thomas Atkinson (Tia Kanan) of Warrensburg, MO; sister: Maryann Rector of Oak Grove, MO; two brothers: Harold Atkinson (Priscilla) of Holden, MO and Benjamin Franklin Atkinson of Independence, MO; brother-in-law: Floyd Murphy of Steele, MO; several grandchildren; great grandchild: Lucas Jones and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Irene Rainy, Opal Casteel and Charlotte Murphy; and five brothers: Joe, Earl, Arthur, Tony and Robert.

Funeral Services: will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 25 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden with Pastor Justin Powell of Chilhowee Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will follow at the Chilhowee Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, one hour prior to service, Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial: Contributions are suggested to the Chilhowee Cemetery Assoc.

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