Clarence W. Atkinson, 95, of Salem, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
He served during WWII in the U.S. Army, and was retired from N&W Railroad.
He was preceded in death by his son, Roger D. Atkinson; parents, Dock Isaac White Atkinson and Clara Jewell Atkinson; brother, Taylor Atkinson; and sisters, Bonnie Henson, Merle Bean, and Marion Janney.
His surviving family includes his wife of 71 years, Janice Oxley Atkinson; children, Sandra A. Anderson and husband, Walt, and Mark R. Atkinson and wife, Ponza; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Russell, Hampton, and Scott Atkinson.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to Salem Terrace and Gentle Shepherd Hospice for their loving care.
A period of visitation will begin at 12 Noon on Monday, December 26, 2016 in the chapel at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. His funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jimmy Pentecost officiating. Burial will follow at Piedmont Cemetery in Shawsville.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the Piedmont Campmeeting Association at PO Box 615 in Salem, Va. 24153. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.