Jimmy Atkins Obituary, Death – Jimmy David Atkins, 73, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, died at home on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Jimmy Atkins was born in Pocahontas, Arkansas, on October 26, 1949, to Robert and Nellie Wilson Atkins. Jim married the love of his life, Kay, on May 9, 1976. They were married for 43 years before remarrying three years later to the day. Jim was a devoted spouse, father, son, PAPA, brother, and “Uncle Jim” to those who knew him. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Jim was known for his hugs and kisses, and he was a devout Christian who would pray for you anywhere.
If he saw you in pain, he would be in pain and crying alongside you. Because he had the BIGGEST hearts known to man, he knew when to give you one of his renowned giant hugs. He is also remembered as the only person who could sing “There Is a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea.” Jim was predeceased by his wife Kay Burgess Atkins, his parents Robert and Nellie Atkins, his brothers Charles Leroy Atkins and Cecil Atkins, his brother-in-laws Arless Beck and James Rinehart, his sister-in-law JoAnn Atkins, niece Angie Kee, and nephew Michael Atkins.
Jim is survived by his son Robert (Yolanda) Atkins of the home; daughter Tammy (Dross) Hunter of Fort Worth, Texas; adopted son Tracy (Amber) Chesser of Maynard; seven grandchildren whom he adored and who adored him, Alexis Williams, Tanner (Cassie) Atkins, Madyson Williams, Dawson Goins, Kaycie Atkins, Morgan Williams; four great grandchildren, Asher Williams, Tyler Atkins, Oaklye Brian Junkersfeld, Jeremy Noles, Tracy Chesser, Chris Tyler, Darryl Kee, Michael Gifford, Tony Smith, and Brent Kee were honored to carry Jimmy to his earthly resting place.