TROY - George W. Atkins, 53, of Troy, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Genesis Health Care Center, Troy. He was born in Piqua, on Aug. 8, 1960, to the late George W. and Earlene (Smith) Atkins. George was married to Lisa Howard. She survives.
George also is survived by six daughters, Lakisha Atkins of Indiana, Latasha Atkins, Latisha Atkins, Ladoshia Atkins, Lashay Atkins and Lashonda Atkins, all of Piqua; one son, George W. Atkins III; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl McKinney, Kenneth and Mary Coulter, Johnny and Debbie Coulter, Jasper and Tammy Atkins and Jerry Atkins, all of Piqua; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Edward Henry of Waldo, Ark. and Lois and Bennie McDonald, both of Piqua; special brother, Chris Scott of Piqua; and one granddaughter, Joshlyn Atkins of Indiana.
George was a laborer and worked in several different factories.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Bishop E. L. Wilson. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 12-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com