Atkinson, James (Jim) S. 95, of Mesquite, TX passed away on April 07, 2013. Jim proudly served in the U S Army in the Pacific Theater in WWII achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant and receiving the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement with a military operation. He worked as an IRS Revenue Agent retiring after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Margaret Elizabeth Walsh Atkinson in December of 2006. He is survived by his daughter & son in law: Patti & Jerry Malone; daughter & son in law: Betty Jane & David Rippa; grandchildren: Carrie Lovell, Kevin & wife Kelly Malone, Natalie & husband Graham Pocta, Tiffany Rippa and Payton Rippa; great grandchildren: Austin, Dalton, Jordan and Katie, as well as special friends from the Waterford of Mesquite. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. on Thursday-April 11, 2013 AT THE CHURCH prior to the Funeral Service which will begin at 2:00 P.M. at the Ovilla United Methodist Church, 1403 Red Oak Creek Rd., Ovilla, TX 75154 with Rev. Joel Robbins and Rev. Cal Hoffman, officiating. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, 7810 Shiloh Rd., Ovilla, TX 76065. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials or donations be made in Mr. Atkinson's name to the Ovilla United Methodist Church. www.west-hurttfuneralhome.com
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2013