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James W. Atkinson

July 27, 1937 ~ November 11, 2020 (age 83)


J.W. Atkinson


Timmonsville, SC – James W. Atkinson, Jr, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

A graveside service will be Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Byrd Cemetery in Timmonsville.  The family will speak to those attending after the service at the cemetery.

Mr. Atkinson was born in Florence County, the son of the late James and Janie Mae Watford Atkinson.  J.W. served his country in the US Navy.    He was a retired Air Craft Mechanic for Northwest Airlines. 

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Rita Watts Atkinson; his children, James C. (Jennifer)

Atkinson, Tony L. Knotts; daughters, Leigh (Doug) Watson, Brenda (Keith) Notter, Renee (Jamie) Beasley, Sheila (Amy) Knotts; sister, Judy (Jimmy) Hopkins; grandson,

Patrick Knotts, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death

by a brother, Norman Atkinson, sisters, Gladys Alexander and Mary Anna Powell.

You are invited to sign the guestbook at

Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC.

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Graveside Service
November 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Byrd Cemetery
Layton Drive
Timmonsville, SC 29161

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