MOUNT VERNON — Charles Raymond Atkinson, 64, passed away peacefully Oct. 28, 2018, at his farm.

Following graduation from Highland High School in 1973, Charles worked as a TV repairman, a craft he perfected until the time of his retirement. He was a lifelong member of Chester Baptist Church where he proudly served as a Deacon. Charles was also a dedicated musician; he taught himself how to play the organ at the age of 10 and enjoyed playing every day.

Preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Ethel Atkinson, and brother, Carmen Atkinson, Charles is survived by his brother, Clarence (Deborah) Atkinson of Fredericktown, and sister, Norena (Les) Hall of Lexington, North Carolina.

Services will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., at the Chester Baptist Church in Chesterville. Pastor Charles White officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church or to the family to help offset funeral expenses. If you would like to honor his legacy with flowers, please bring them to the church immediately before the service.

(Neptune Society, 1-800-637-8863)

 

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