Carmon L. Atkinson, 87, of Galion, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at Heartland of Bucyrus.
Born Feb. 27, 1926 in Banner Springs, Tenn., he was the son of the late Herbert and Gertie Mae (Cook) Atkinson. He married Catherine (Stratton) Atkinson on June 21, 1952 who survives.
Carmon was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre where he was a 2nd Class Baker. He worked as a welder and machinist at Galion Dresser for 41 1/2 years. He was a member of American Legion Scarbrough Post 243, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4329, Polk Township AMVETS Post 1979, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Galion Aerie 630 and Army-Navy Garrison 987.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy Neumann of Bucyrus and Pam and Doug Steele of Galion; four grandchildren, Heather (Darrin) Yarmesch, Wesley (Angie) Neumann, Matthew (Carrie) Steele and Cody (Monica) Steele; nine great-grandchildren and one sister, Stella Olmstead of Jamestown, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion where services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, with Bishop Ted Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Crawford County Memory Gardens where military graveside services will be conducted by the United States Navy and Galion/Crestline Veteran's Military Funeral Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion/Crestline Veteran's Military Funeral Detail, 1105 Westmoor Drive, Galion, Ohio 44833-1051.
An online obituary and guest registry are available at www.richardsondavis.com.
Snyder Funeral Home, Richardson-Davis Chapel
218 S. Market Street
Galion, OH 44833
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Oct. 15, 2013