John Tatum Atkins

John Tatum Atkins, 38, of Tullos, passed from this life on Friday, June 1, 2018. He was born Tuesday, April 15, 1980 in Pineville. John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, located west of Tullos, and was a graduate of CLTCC, Huey P. Long Campus with a 4.0 G.P.A Welding Diploma. He was also a 2000 graduate of LaSalle High School and was employed by McCartney Well Service of Tullos. John was also a welder for Turner Industries. He was a loving son, brother, and father. John loved the woods, history, working, music, and singing. Services were held Tuesday, June 5, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Duane Moreno officiating. Interment followed in the Calvary Cemetery, west of Tullos, under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl Waters, J.O., Sr. and Yvonne Long Atkins; and uncle, Jimmy Waters. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Chasten Atkins; father, James Orlean Atkins, Jr.; mother, Elaine Marie Waters Atkins; and siblings, Clint Atkins, Jim Hudson, and Wendy Atkins; grandmother, Marie Waters; Chasten’s mother, Crystal Phelps. Pallbearers were Clint Atkins, Rhett Sthram, Cale Chandler, Craig Chandler, Chet Atkins, and Stoney Bonnette. Honorary pallbearers were Monty Atkins, Mike Atkins, and Chad McCartney.

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