ATKINS, Clyde Junior

November 12, 1937 ~ June 4, 2016

Clyde Junior Atkins, 78 of Curve Rd, Pearisburg, VA went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2016 at his home.  Clyde was born on November 12, 1937 in Vivian, WV and was a son of the late Earnest Eugene and Mary Jane Wilson Atkins.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.  Clyde was a retired Army First Sergeant with multiple overseas tours with decorations of Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal 2d Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal w/5 Campaign Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal and three Overseas Service Bars.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Louise Albert Atkins of Pearisburg, five sons, Ronald Allen & Lisa Atkins of Pembroke, Richard Eugene & Billeye Atkins of Stafford, Nicholas Jacob Atkins of Richmond, Dennis Clyde Atkins of Pearisburg, Dale and Deirdre Atkins of Pearisburg, twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11:00am at the Rich Creek First United Methodist Church in Rich Creek, VA with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the Givens Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Rich Creek First United Methodist Church.  Full military honors will be provided by the United States Army.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at