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Charles Price Atkins

July 18, 1936 — January 18, 2022

ATKINS, Va.

Charles Price "Charlie" Atkins, age 85, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Va.

Charlie P. Atkins - Holeee Cow! What do you say about Charlie? He absolutely adored his wife of 63 years, Peggy - and longed for the day they'd be together again. Work was what he was proud of, working with VDOT for almost 40 years; gardening professionally some would say, cutting tobacco and mowing. When he wasn't working, he would be hugging on the ones who called him Papaw. Charlie was a wonderful fan of MSHS and Virginia Tech football. He loved watching and listening to the games. He was a lifetime member of both the Atkins Volunteer Fire Department and the Atkins Ruritan Club. In the end, Charlie was one day late to celebrate his wedding anniversary with Peggy, but today they'll spend forever loving each other in Heaven. A friend to everybody, what a hope and promise Charlie saw come true Tuesday morning.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Blevins Atkins; infant son, Charles William Atkins; parents, Charles Paul and Nannie Itura Atkins; and twin sister, Leala Porter.

Charlie is survived by his daughters, Julia Anne Atkins Testerman and husband, John, and Peggy Sue Marchant and husband, Mike "Heavy", all of Atkins, Va.; Tommy Atkins and wife, Holly of Wytheville, Va.; six grandchildren, Stacie Lester and husband, Lonzo of Hansonville, Va., Brandon Smith and wife, Stephanie of Wytheville, Va., Jonathon Testerman and Elizabeth Manus of Hilton Head, S.C., Jessica Atkins Cornett and husband, Adam of Wytheville, Va., Heather Nicole Marchant of Norton, Va., and Brandon Marchant and wife, Brandi of Northern Va.; and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 21, 2022 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va.

To share memories of Charles Price "Charlie" Atkins, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Charlie's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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