GASTONIA - Daniel Cleveland Atkinson, 90, passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas.
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He was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Fork, S.C., son of the late Richard Cleveland and Sarah Fleetwood Atkinson.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Wampee, S.C., officiated by Frankie Vereen.
He was a Navy veteran of WWII as a sub-marine radio operator.
He was a former Deacon of East Baptist Church in Gastonia and a current member of Love Memorial Baptist Church in Gastonia.
He retired from Ti-caro Threads Inc. in Gastonia after 47 years. He was a graduate of the Citadel.
Mr. Atkinson is survived by his daughter, Dana A. Martin; grandchildren, Jeremy and Corey Wilhelm; great grandchild, Lauren Wilhelm.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Belle Ward Atkinson.
Memorials may be sent to the Humane Society of the United States, Dept. H01EE110603001, 2100 L. Street, NW Washington, DC 20037.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 22, 2012