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Updated: 05/19/2014 03:24:01PM

James W. Atkinson

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James W. Atkinson, 76, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014.

He was the son of James and Lois (nee Dunagan) Atkinson, born April 27, 1938, in Seminole, Okla.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a welder for Total Petroleum in Ardmore, Okla., before retiring. James moved to this area from Ardmore. He was a member of Port Charlotte Church of Christ; he enjoyed fishing, playing golf and singing karaoke, and was a member of the Deep Creek Elks.

James will be greatly missed by his wife of 26 years, Linda; daughter, Angela (Doug) Fischer of Justin, Texas; son, Gregg (Carla) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, David and Logan; great-grandchild, Bailey; and sister, Alta Jean Kelley of Ada, Okla.

A gathering will be held 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, with the service in celebration of James’ life beginning at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made online to TideWell Hospice at Please visit and sign the online guest book.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, Fla.

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