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Bobby L. Atkins
Bobby L. Atkins

Bobby L. Atkins, affectionately known as “Pastor Bob,” of Williamsburg, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the age of 79.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lawana G. Atkins; sons, Stephen F. Atkins and wife Pamela, Mark E. Atkins and Walter L. Atkins and wife Alissa; brother, William A. Atkins; sister, Sylvia Summers; and many other family members and friends.

Mr. Atkins graduated from Southern Wesleyan University, where he received his degree in history and then attended Holmes Bible College where he received his theological seminary degree. Bobby was the pastor at Greensprings Chapel for many years and recently had started pastoring at Encore Church. Bobby had 35 years of service as a pastor and was the leader of AWAM ministries fellowship.

The family will accept friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Upward Church, 3687 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, and VA 23188. Interment will follow at Bermuda memorial Gardens.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout Funeral Home.

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