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Robert Blair Atkinson


1942 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Robert Blair Atkinson Obituary
Robert Blair Atkinson, a Fort Myers Florida resident for the past 10 years, passed away on September 26, 2017.
Bob was born in Lubbock, Texas on April 23, 1942. He graduated from Sweetwater Texas High School and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in Accounting.
Bob was a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and Illinois and was employed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1963 until 1993.He then started his own company, AmeriTax Services, a National Sales and Use Tax Compliance Center. Ameritax was ultimately sold to Deloitte Tax, LLP where he continued to work until he retired in 2007. During his career, Bob was actively involved with the Institute for Professionals in Taxation where he served as President and on several committees.
During his retirement Bob enjoyed golfing, volunteering at Faith United Methodist Church where he chaired the finance committee, was active in the Lexington Country Club community chairing the Villa Home committee, reading and spending time with his family.
Bob is survived by his wife, Roberta L. O'Brad; three sons, Blair Atkinson Duncan of Austin, Texas, Robert Lynn Atkinson of Woodbury, Minnesota and Benjamin Eugene Atkinson of Lisle, Illinois; three stepchildren, George T. Cason, Jr. of Cartersville, Georgia, Julie Cason Adrian of Fort Collins, Colorado and Leslie O'Brad Warren of Chicago, Illinois; eleven grandchildren, Collin, Brayden, Kennedy, Evan, Emma, Emmet, Kealey, Karissa, Kaylen, Kendall and Kristian; and one brother, William Eugene Atkinson of Stephenville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Bess Atkinson and his beloved cat companion of 20 years, Simba.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Oct. 3, 2017
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