November 20, 2008
Jimmie D. Atkins, age 75 of 165 Atkins Lane died Thursday (November 20, 2008) at his residence.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Eugene Ussery and Bobby Atkins, son. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Dewey C. Atkins and Eunice Mae Maples Atkins. Early in life Jimmie and his brothers operated a tire store in Robbins and Pittsboro. For many years he sold insurance with Combined Insurance Company. He also worked in the timber industry where he was a buyer and seller in the Piedmont and Sandhills regions of North Carolina. During the 1990's he and his wife established great friendships with both the young and young at heart when they operated Hang Time Motocross. During those years they were known to many of the young riders as mom and dad, and their house was home to anyone who wanted to "hang out".
Jimmie was preceded in death by: his brothers Al and Homer.
He is survived by: his wife Linda Godwin Atkins; sons Jimmie Lynn Atkins and wife Becky of Cameron, Bobby Atkins and wife Robin of Youngsville; sister Carol Church and husband Roger of Charlotte; grandchildren Jason Atkins of Youngsville, Jennifer Worner and husband Alvin of Youngsville; great grandson Elijah.
The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Saturday and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.