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Jerry "Redeye" Atkins


Abingdon, Virginia


Jerry “Redeye” Atkins, 79, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Jerry was a life-long truck driver with Mason Dixon and several other companies as well as an independent driver. During his career, he received numerous million-mile safety awards. Jerry was a fan of classic country music. Jerry was a member of Greendale Chapel and proudly served on the church security team.


He is survived by his son, David Atkins; daughter, Kim Atkins; grandson, Hunter Atkins; sister, Jackie Atkins Godbey and husband Mark; several nieces and nephews and his special grand-dog, Daizie Mae also survive.


A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with the Reverend Jerry A. Eggers officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to arrive at the cemetery by 10:45 A.M.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.


Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Atkins family.

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