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March 27, 1967 - March 23, 2018

Burial Date: March 29, 2018

There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday March 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM at The Cranberry Baptist Church with Adam Trzicak Officiating. Friends may call from 5:30 PM until the time of service.

Gary “Bird” Atkins

Gary “Bird” Atkins, of Beckley died on March, 23, 2018 in a car accident. He was born March 27, 1967 in Chicago, IL.

Gary was a huge Nascar fan and a diehard Ford fanatic. He was a self-taught chef who enjoyed cooking and feeding his friends and family. He was a mechanic by trade learning these skills from his years of working for his uncles, Big Jr. & Larry, and with his cousin Boogie (Larry Jr.) at Big Jr’s towing in Columbus OH. He was currently caretaker for his mother.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Harrah, of Beckley, WV; two daughters, Tessa (Eric) Walton of Lakeland, FL and Tori Atkins of Pax, WV; two brothers, Solon Atkins, Jr. of Beckley WV and Dusty (Carla) Stanley of Mt. Hope, WV; two grandsons, Zaiden and Silas Walton of Lakeland FL; Nephews, Cole Stanley of Mt. Hope, WV and Wesley Atkins of Alabama and a niece, Ashley Atkins of Alabama along with many other loving family and friends .

He was preceded in death by his father, Solon Atkins Sr. , his maternal grandparents, Ted and Hester Harrah; his paternal grandparents, Walter and Ruby Atkins and a nephew, Adam Wade Atkins

There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM at The Cranberry Baptist Church with Adam Trzicak Officiating. Friends may call from 5:30 PM until the time of service.