Rayburn Leon Atkins, 79, of Pearisburg and formerly of Eggleston, departed this life at his home Sunday morning, December 28, 2014. Born in Eggleston on December 29, 1934, he was a son of the late John Robert and Mary Rena Kingrea Atkins. He had been employed as a Survey Engineer and TAP Co-ordinatior for the State of Virginia and as a farmer in Berton. He was a 1951 graduate of Eggleston High School, a veteran of the U S Air Force (Korean War) and a member of Eggleston United Methodist Church where he had enjoyed singing in the choir. He was also a dedicated golfer.
He leaves to cherish his memory his dedicated and devoted wife, Barbara Ann Moye Atkins; his brother John Robert “Bill” Atkins of Roanoke; his sister Betty Zane Atkins Grim of Bluefield, WV; several beloved nieces and nephews (two special little great niece and nephew Addison and Cole Moye).
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.