Robert Atkinson
March 1, 1946 - January 2, 2022
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
Tim Kastner
Paul & Michele Chetham
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Greenville, SC 29601
Tuesday 1/11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
1200 Powdersville Road
Easley, South Carolina 29642
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Springwood Cemetery
410 N Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601

Robert Irvin Atkinson, 75, husband of the late Alyce Price Atkinson, died Sunday, January 2, 2022. Born in Greenville, SC, “Bob” was the son of the late Robert Hix and Doris Franklin Atkinson. After enlisting and serving honorably in Vietnam as a second lieutenant in the United States Army, Bob returned home to Greenville where…

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Tim Kastner left a message on January 15, 2022:
So sorry to hear about Bob. I met him over 25 years ago at a Real Estate Appraiser Class. We hit of off immediately. Over the years he gave me some great advice and we spoke often about homes we appraised and shared opinions. Bob was extremely intelligent and was so genuine. As time passes we may not speak to someone as often but one thing is for sure... I always knew if I phoned Bob he would always answer. Just a wonderful guy who I will miss. Prayers for you and I know I will see him again!
Paul & Michele Chetham left a message on January 13, 2022:
We would like to express our sincere condolences for the loss of a great man, father and grandfather. We hope you find peace and comfort with your many years of memories with him. God Bless you and your family.
Joann Day left a message on January 12, 2022:
Bob was a joy to work with and be around. Bob started out as an appraiser I used and ended up being a dear friend. From all of our conversations it was obvious just how much he loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with them now.
Cheryl Wood left a message on January 11, 2022:
I'm having difficulty finding the words to describe how much I will miss Bob and how much knowing him has meant to me over the years. He was such a nice, good man who was a friend to me from the first time Alyce introduced us. I mourn with you, Price and Courtney, but smile when I remember that Alyce and Bob are reunited in love and glory and that we, too, will one day see them again. My deepest sympathy to you all. With love, Cheryl W.
Steven Chetham left a message on January 11, 2022:
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. You are in our hearts and prayers. Steven, Mary, Michael, Ryan and Matthew
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Rená Garrett left a message on January 10, 2022:
Courtney, “I’m sorry for the loss of your father. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find God’s peace in the days to come.” Sincerely, Rená Garrett
HAROLD & RHONDA CAREY left a message on January 10, 2022:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kristin & Ryan Donnelly left a message on January 10, 2022:
Prayers to all who knew and loved Bob, especially his family, whose service and love in so many areas of life was felt.
John M Dillard left a message on January 9, 2022:
Bob's death is quite a shock to me. I always thought a great deal of him. I had known him going back into St James Church when his parents were still alive and later as my across the street neighbor. I am saddened by his death. I extend my sympathy to his son and daughter.
Craig Waldon left a message on January 9, 2022:
First met Bob on his return from duty in Vietnam sitting in the Furman student center. This was the start of a great long term friendship where we both grew and learned all life had to offer. It has been a great journey and friends like Bob make it so. To family, know that God's peace awaits this fine man but he will certainly be missed.
Roger Gower left a message on January 9, 2022:
I have great memories of sitting next to Bob and Alice at the Furman football games and hearing Bob’s interesting game analysis. Bob always went out of his way to include my children in the conversation. I also enjoyed seeing Bob at the Life Center. I’m sorry that we lost touch over the past couple of years. Condolences to Courtney and Price and your families. I would love to go to another Furman game with him.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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