Milton Atkinson

August 30, 1941 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Mr. Milton Atkinson, age 80, of Denton passed away Friday, November 05, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. Atkinson was born August 30, 1941 in Jeff Davis County.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Lott Atkinson and Mary Moon McCook, sister, Verna Sue Lott and brother, Junior Atkinson,

Mr. Atkinson was previously employed with Propex for over 34 years and attended Elizabeth Baptist Church. When he was not working, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and camping. He loved spending time with his family and especially babysitting the grand-dogs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

Survivors include his wife of almost 57 years, Winifred Bennett Atkinson of Denton; two daughters, Connie Atkinson Wheeler (Jerry) of Denton and Samantha Atkinson Gillespie of Denton; brothers, Billy Atkinson (Brenda) of Canada, Daniel Atkinson of Snipesville, Ronald Atkinson (Maedeen) of Denton and Donnie Atkinson (Jeanette) of Glennville; sister, Betty Sue Crawford (Collin) of Hazlehurst; half-sister, Bernice Atkinson Rojas of Denton; three grandchildren, Kaylan Wheeler, Ashley (Stacey) Gillespie and Josh Wheeler; several nieces and nephews also survive.


Visitation and Funeral Services will be held    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, visitation will begin at 1:00pm and Funeral service will follow at 2:00pm with Rev. Keith Yawn officiating. Interment will follow in the Denton Cemetery.

Hazlehurst Mills employees will serve as Honorary pallbearers.

Active pallbearers will be Stacey Bohannon, Josh Wheeler, Jerry Wheeler, Tommy Campbell, Cory Nipper and Jonathan Wright.

The ­­­­Atkinson family and Wainright Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

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Funeral Service
November 10, 2021

2:00 PM
Elizabeth Baptist Church

November 10, 2021

3:00 PM
Denton Cemetery


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