James Larry ‘Jim’ Atkins

Published 1:07 pm Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mr. James Larry “Jim” Atkins, 67, of Winston-Salem, died on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born in Forsyth County on Aug. 6, 1948, the son of Troy and Pauline Reed Atkins and had lived in this area for his entire life. He was a retired employee of Lyndon Steel. He was an active member of Glenn View Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a leader of the Awana Program and the Upwards Basketball Program. He was a volunteer at Forsyth Medical Center assisting with the Amputee Program. On Aug. 5, 1994 he married the former Stella Zimmerman, who survives of the home.

Also surviving: his brother, Don Atkins of Emerald Isle; 4 sons, Michael and wife Tricia, Chad and wife Tara, Tim and wife Olivia, and Larry and wife Leann; 8 grandchildren, Travis, Brittany, David, Tori, Haley, Lauren, Blake and Clint; and one great-grandson, Brantley.

Funeral services were on Thursday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at Glenn View Baptist Church with the Rev. Brad Wright officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Thursday at the church.   

Memorials: American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 571146, Winston-Salem, 27157; or to Glenn View Baptist, 4275 Glenn High Road, Winston-Salem, 27107.

Condolences: www.jcgreenandsons.com.