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Jack Atkinson

May 18, 1930 May 8, 2019
Jack Atkinson
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Jack E. Atkinson, 88

HARTFORD CITY – Jack E. Atkinson, 88, passed away at 1:20 a.m. May 8, 2019 at Wesleyan Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
He was born in Hartford City on May 18, 1930 to Joseph C. Atkinson and Dortha May (Boots) Atkinson. His parents preceded him in death.
Jack married Fern (McKillip) on October 8, 1950 at Methodist Church in Gaston.
He served in the United States Army from 1950 until 1954.
Jack was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge in Matthews. He retired in 1991 from Brodericks in Muncie after 38 years of service. He also farmed most of his life.
He was an avid woodworker and even made his own casket. He loved to travel and fishing.
Jack will be sadly missed by his children, Connie J. Bell of Hartford City, Jack (wife, Kristy) Atkinson Jr. of Warrenton, Missouri, Debra A. (husband, Tom) Clayborn of Cocoa Beach, FL and Kathleen Neal of Hartford City; 7 grandchildren, Scott Ruble, Lacey Montgomery, Andrew (wife, Kristie) Morehouse, Kiley Neal. Jamee Sue Melton, Zachary Atkinson and Zane Atkinson; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph A. Atkinson of Hartford City; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Keplinger Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Elizabethtown Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Elizabethtown Cemetery
Online condolences may be made to www.keplingerfuneralhome.com


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