DALLAS - Bill Joe Atkins, 82, died Dec. 29, 2012.
He was born Oct. 1, 1930, to the late Hoyte and Myrtle Starnes Atkins.
Bill is survived by three children, Billy Joe Atkins, Max Ray Atkins and Karen Denise Moody all of Gastonia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Eddie Junior Atkins and Douglas Leon Atkins.
He was preceded in death by three children, Timothy Lee Atkins, Grace "Diane" Harrell and Mickey Wayne Atkins and siblings, Donald Atkins, Lena Hartman, Maxine Atkins and Betty Atkins.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Dallas Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com.
Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Atkins family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 30, 2012