Robert James Atkins 1942-2022

Robert “Bob” James Atkins, age 79 of Mt. Zion, passed peacefully on Saturday morning, July 2, 2022 and was ushered into heaven pain-free.

Bob was born in September of 1942, to Harry and Lillian (Shereiv) Atkins.  He was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High and worked for AE Staley Company for 31 years.  He married Sharon Melton in November of 1962.  Bob always had a joke, dearly loved his kids and grandkids, and was a friend to everyone he knew.

Surviving is his wife, Sharon; son Robbie (Stacy) in Kentucky; granddaughters Brittney and Bailey of Kentucky; great granddaughter Cambri; a brother Jerry (Jennifer); and sister Delores; and faithful companion Blaze.

Bob was preceded by son Brian; his parents; and sister Joyce.

A Family-led Memorial Service to Celebrate Bob’s life will be July 30th at Mt. Zion Christian Church (1125 Florian Avenue, Mt. Zion, IL) beginning at 10:00 am Pastor Rocky Woolery, Officiating.

Please sign the family guestbook.

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2 thoughts on “Robert James Atkins 1942-2022

  1. I was blessed and honored to call this wonderful man pops. Always with an onry grin and joke. I could always call with a question about the bible and he knew the answer. I pray u have connected with Brian in heaven.

  2. Sharon, Robbie and family.
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Love to you all.

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