Atkins, Arthur Cecil

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Arthur Cecil Atkins of Christiansburg, VA, born on January 14, 1951, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. He was 69 years old. Cecil had worked many years at Federal Mogul in Blacksburg.

He was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Stephanie Marie Atkins; mother, Russelle St. Clair Atkins; father, Allen ‘Jack’ Atkins; and sister, Ginny Atkins Arrington.

Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Patricia Keith Atkins; his special pet, ‘Sallie’ whom he adored; step-children, Tammy Keith Bland and husband Tony of Riner, Dean Keith and companion Sherri of Christiansburg, Barry Jay Keith and wife Dana of Blacksburg. He is also survived by grandchildren, Derek Doss, Casey Keith, Kayla Keith, Lean Keith; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Keith, Wyatt Keith, Tucker Doss and Delilah Doss; and siblings, Allen Atkins and wife Debbie of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jack R. Atkins and wife Rita of Newport, VA, Mary A. Cox (Dale) of Bassett, VA. Cecil had a longtime special friend, Jessie Cox of Floyd, VA, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other special family and friends who all loved him.

A special thank you to all the Intrepid Hospice care workers who took excellent care of Cecil during his illness.

A private ceremony with family and special friends will be held at Horne Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Intrepid Hospice.