- ADVERTISEMENT -
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Search ObituariesAdvanced Search
Blank Blank Blank

Featured Memorial | Jason Atkins

Jason Atkins Obituary

Jason Atkins was born and raised in Boone County, near the coal mine where he lost his life, said his father-in-law, Rick Withers.

The 25-year-old miner and his wife, Amanda, 28, met when they were students at West Virginia Tech and got married in 2008, Withers said. Amanda Atkins could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Withers said he was not sure when Atkins began working at the mine.

"He was an hourly guy," Withers said.

Atkins played second base on his high school and college baseball teams, but left West Virginia Tech without graduating, Withers said. He enjoyed playing golf.

Jason Atkins was one of 29 miners killed April 5, 2010 by a huge explosion in an underground coal mine owned by Massey Energy Co. in West Virginia - the worst U.S. mining disaster since 1970.


Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press
Read Full Obituary for Jason Atkins

Guest Book Highlights

If you need help finding the right words, view our Suggested Entries
- ADVERTISEMENT -
- ADVERTISEMENT -
- ADVERTISEMENT -