Albert Leonard Atkins

November 16, 1930 - August 23, 2010
Albert Leonard Atkins

Albert L. Atkins, age 79, of Wilmington passed away Monday, August 23, 2010.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Saturday August 28, 2010 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Carolina Beach. The family will receive friends from 2pm until time of service at the church.

Al lived life to the fullest and was loved by many. He was preceded in death by both his parents Cletus and Ruth Atkins, siblings Rhea Atkins, Rebecca Krusinski Marsh and Peggy Kirkman Leggett, son Jerry Atkins, daughter Cathy Moore, stepchildren Becky Lewallen and David Burnett, and one grandson Dwayne Atkins. Al is survived by his wife of 27 years Betsy; sons, Mike Atkins and wife Myra, Jeff Atkins and wife Joy ; stepdaughter Kim Padgett and husband Randy; daughters in law, Angela Atkins and Becky Burnett.

Al aka “PAWPAW” had 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, along with many other special family members.

The family would like to express special thanks for all the love and care given to Al by the nursing staff and “all his girlfriends” at Britthaven of New Bern, NC.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • August 26, 2010
    Terry Comer says:
    We're very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • August 26, 2010
    Scott and Carrie Gordon says:
    Mike - we are so sorry for your loss. We have never met Pop but from all the stories you have shared with us ..he was a wonderful man. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Scott and Carrie Gordon

  • August 26, 2010
    Mary Brady says:
    Mike, Myra and Family, My sympathy is extended to you and all of your family members during this time. Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Mary Brady

  • August 27, 2010
    Myra Atkins says:
    Al Atkins has been my father-in-law for almost 42 years. He was a wonderful man with love for all his family and who shared some great stories and jokes with us. His last few months in the Nursing Home were not easy, but we never heard one complaint from him. Nor did he ever complain about feeling bad. He loved fishing with Mike and other members of his family and cherished his memories of boating and fishing for many years. He treasured his earlier years in Colfax, NC where he was born as well as his career at the Shipyard in VA where he had some great experiences building and working on large ships for war, etc. We all loved Al (Pop) (PawPaw) and will miss him so much. Myra Comer Atkins