John Olin Atkinson, 75, died Sunday March 6, 2016. Born in Angelus, SC he was a son of the late James Owen and Marie Middleton Atkinson. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a past Worshipful Master of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15. Mr. Atkinson was a US Army Veteran (Helicopter Mechanic) having served in Vietnam 1963-1964. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, collecting and restoring classic cars, and hosting pig-pickins.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Barley Atkinson, sons, Bryan Steven Atkinson, John Edwin (Jamie) Atkinson, a daughter, Janice A. (Kip) Kiser all of Cheraw, SC, a brother, L. Neal (Mamie) Atkinson of Columbia, SC, grandchildren, Rachel Kiser, Graham Kiser, Kelsey Atkinson, Madyson Scott, Caleb Atkinson and Kaitlyn Atkinson.
He is preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, James Kenneth Atkinson.
The family will receive friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.
A funeral service will be held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.
Burial with military honors will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.
Memorials to; Agape Hospice, Attn: Doris Smith, 309 East Main Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512.