News and Tribune

November 25, 2013

Richard L. “Christy” Atkins, 84; Floyds Knobs

— A funeral service was held for Richard L. “Christy” Atkins, 84, Floyds Knobs, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany with an entombment that followed at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

He passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. He was a United States Army veteran and retired from Sonoco in New Albany. Christy was a member of VFW Post 1693 Hobart Beach and Floyds Knobs Christian Church.

He was born on April 28, 1929, in Floyd County, to the late Christy and Flora (Sarles) Atkins. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Delores Atkins. Christy is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty R. (Sperzel) Atkins, and daughter, Michelle Atkins.

The family requests that contributions in Christy’s memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY, 40205. To leave a special message for the family, please visit