Thomas Alfred Atkins

November 13, 1943 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 78)


Thomas Alfred Atkins, 78, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on December 6, 2021. His devotion to his family and his firm faith in God ultimately gave him peace.

Thom was born to the late Bonny Payne Atkins and Josephine Wright Atkins, in Memphis, TN on November 13, 1943. He attended Byers Hall High School in Covington, TN, and went on to attend Austin Peay University. Thom joined the Air Force and served until honorably discharged in 1962.

Thom was blessed with a loving family. He married Kathryn (Kippie) Pollard Atkins, on March 4, 1978 in Memphis, TN.

Thom retired as Global Sourcing Director of the protein division of DuPont in Saint Louis, Missouri. 

Thom is survived by his beautiful wife, Kippie; his devoted children Lewis Atkins (Ginger) and Suzanne Bright (Shawn);  his 13 cherished grandchildren; his loyal brother, Bonny Atkins (Vicki); his adored nieces and nephews; and many faithful friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother David Atkins.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Covington Memorial Gardens. 

In remembrance of Thom’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made in his name to Baldwin Humane Society where Thom volunteered and worked tirelessly to help pets find loving homes. 

Baldwin Humane Society

P.O. Box 206

Fairhope, AL 36533 

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American Legion Service
December 15, 2021

4:00 PM

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