Funeral services for Joseph R. Atkins, 80, of New Albany, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany. He died Friday, May 10, 2013.
He enjoyed fishing and was proud of his service in the U.S. Army. He was born on June 27, 1932, in Floyds Knobs, to the late Franklin and Olevia Becht Atkins.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Delcie Monhollen Atkins; step-daughter, Joyce Gore; siblings, Franklin Atkins and his wife, Shirley, Paul Atkins and his wife, Donna, Martha Missi and her husband, Paul, John Atkins and his wife, Angie, and Janet Schuler and her husband, Allen; grandsons, Calvin and Jonathan Gore; and great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Parker, and Cecilia Gore.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Newborn Full Gospel Church.
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