Sept 23, 1969 - Sept 27, 2012 BETHANY Joseph Allen Atkins, loving son, brother and uncle, went to be with the Lord on September 27, 2012. He was born in Oklahoma City on September 23, 1969. He went to Midwest City High. After graduating from Central State University, he was employed as an Escalation Manager for a multitude of years. His interests were sports -- OU was his favorite team, world history, playing pool and darts, traveling, cruises, movies and music. He loved working on his cars and being with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert A. Atkins; and all the grandparents, aunts and uncles. He is survived by his mother, Mary S. Atkins; sister, Deanna Thomas and husband Randy; niece, Rachelle Hickey and husband Jeffery; nephew, Randal V. Thomas; great-niece, Payden E. Hickey; special friend, Nyna Clymer; aunts, Annabelle Stowe, Judy Muncey, and Linda Atkins, from Springfield, MO; uncle, Lee and wife Norma, of Arizona; a host of cousins and lots of friends. He was greatly loved and will always be missed.
Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 7, 2012