Richard Henry Atkinson

ERNUL - Richard "Dick" Henry Atkinson, 78, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Crystal Coast Hospice House.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran in the Korean War. He was an avid scuba diver.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Atkinson; his son, John R. Atkinson of Connecticut; his daughter, Debra Atkinson Wallis of Connecticut; his brother, Ernest April of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon and the Rev. Kenny Connor officiating. Interment will be in Coastal Carolina Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570.

Online condolences to the family may be made at

Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Published in Sun Journal from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, 2013