HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest May 13, 2009 at his residence, Mr. George R. 'Robby' Atkins, 54, husband of Pam Atkins. Robby was a native of Augusta. He was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked at Garrett Aviation for 28 years, where he was an Engine Shop Crew Chief. He was a member of the CSRA Road Angels and the Bass Masters. He is survived by his wife; one son, Chris Atkins (Kay), Harlem, Ga.; one daughter, Ashley A. Deckert (Robert), Harlem; two granddaughters, Ave Elizabeth Atkins and Kayla Michelle Deckert, Harlem; one sister, Angela Waldorf (Jon), Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 AM at Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel. Rev. Dewain French officiating. Interment to follow at Bellevue. Pallbearers will be Tony Gay, Chris Jones, John Lovette, Kelly Guy, Rick Ertz, and Bruce Welch. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Cottrell, Charlie Dickerson, and engine shop employees. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM and one hour prior to services at the chapel. McNeill Funeral Home, 109 Shaw Street, Martinez, Ga. 706-364-9122.
The Augusta Chronicle-May 15, 2009