Johnny Atkinson, age 56, of Winnsboro, passed away on Monday, February 25th, 2019 in Tyler.
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He was born on August 8th, 1962 in Spur, TX to the late E J Atkinson and Zina Kimmel Atkinson. Johnny was employed with CIG Logistics as a Truck Driver. He loved to work and provide for his family, which he had done since he was a young boy. He was supportive and giving, he never asked but always gave. Not only did he help and support his family, he helped his friends also. He was a loving father, always there for his children when they needed him, especially when someone’s car broke down. He had a great love for animals, especially cats. Some of his favorite pastimes included, going grocery shopping at his local favorite, Brookshires, eating a good meal at Peraltas and drinking cherry limeades.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Atkinson and stepson, Billy Cash.
He is survived by, wife of fifteen years, Carol Cash Atkinson; son, EJ Atkinson, daughters, Megan Perry and husband, Jacob Perry of Pearland, TX, Amber Atkinson of Mt. Vernon, TX; stepdaughter, Rachel Cash of Winnsboro, TX; brother, Ernest Atkinson of Spur, TX; sister, Jaye Ann McVay of Spur, TX and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his uncle and confidant, Elzie Kimmel of Sawyer, OK; his cat, Boy and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 1st, 2019 at Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro, 816 W. Broadway Winnsboro, TX 75494 at 10:00 am with Nub Brown conducting. Interment will be Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2 pm at Dickens Cemetery in Dickens, TX, with Jacob Perry, Jacob Watkins, Archie Lindley, William Malone, Albert Smith and Jay Brode serving as active pallbearers and Clayton Cash, Randall Cash, Employees of Pilgrim Pride- Live Haul Drivers, Employees of Team Transportation and Employees of CIG Logistics serving as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Winnsboro Animal Shelter online at, https://www.winnsborotxanimalshelter.org/donate.