F. Hugh Atkins
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F. Hugh Atkins

SPARTANBURG, SC-- F. Hugh Atkins, 81, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born October 3, 1933 in Boiling Springs, he was the son of the late Wofford and Lucille Atkins.
Mr. Atkins was a U.S. Army Veteran; a graduate of Clemson University; served in leadership position in the Spartanburg and State Real Estate industry for over 40 years; was a founding member and first President of Spartanburg Homebuilders Association; President of South Carolina Homebuilders Association; President of Spartanburg Board of Realtors; along with being in the S.C. Homebuilder's Hall of Fame.
In 1995, he received the Order of the Palmetto, the state's highest honor recognizing his various boards of commission, which included being a Chairman of Spartanburg County Planning and Development Commission, served on the State Development Board; Chairman of South Carolina Department of Transportation. He was also a Chairman and delegate for the election of President Ronald Regan campaign and a delegate for the Republican National Convention.
Along with his leadership roles in the community, he was active in his church, Mobile Meals and Goodfellows program. He was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He and Nettie loved to sing in the choir. They also loved singing with friends on the boat at their Lake Bowen choir group.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Nettie Allgood Atkins; daughters Melody Atkins (Kent) Shull and Dr. Daphne Lanette Atkins, both of Spartanburg; granddaughters, Nettie Katherine Shull and Amelia Franklin Atkins, both of Spartanburg; sisters Peggy Mitchell of Liberty, and Barbara Ashley of Spartanburg; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Anne Caroline Shull and a brother, Ray Atkins.
Visitation will be 1:00 - 4:00 PM Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the home.
Funeral services will be Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 309 Fernwood Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Peterson. Burial with military rites will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Service, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304 or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 309 Fernwood Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel

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Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2015.
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February 2, 2015
Hugh was a great man who shared his talents with our City, County and State. He was an icon in the real estate business both locally and statewide. He was a friend to all persons he met in life and always had a smile on his face. He loved his family and his home state, South Carolina. The world is a better place because of his many contributions throughout his life. We shall miss Hugh! The Atkins family are in our prayers!
Sterling & Jane Anderson
February 2, 2015
Hugh will be missed by so many. He was a role model for so long to everyone in the Home Builders Association. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Buddy Womick
February 2, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Atkins passing. Your family is in our prayers. The office of Dr. James D. Hill.
James Hill
February 2, 2015
Nettie and Family, So sorry for your loss. He was a good man. My prayers are with you and your family.
Lynn Billings
February 1, 2015

I was so sorry to hear about Hugh. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Hugh was a good man.

Harry Burnett
February 1, 2015
A fine man and teacher,whom I appreciated being my teacher when I was in school
Gene Gosnell
February 1, 2015
You will be sorely missed by your family and many life-long friends. What an asset you have been to your community and Real estate business! So sorry we can not attend the celebration of your life. Our love to the family.
Carla Paxton
February 1, 2015
Damian and Sigrid Kueng
Damian Kueng
February 1, 2015
Sending love filled with many precious memories of our neighbors and dear friends The Atkins. May you feel our love around you at this time of sadness
Jennie Thompson
February 1, 2015
Nettie & family, I am so sadden to hear of Hugh's passing. May God give you comfort at this difficult time & the days ahead. In sympathy
Jackie Beltram
February 1, 2015
I am so sorry about Hugh. He is now blessed to the Lord. I know he is living like a king!!! My heart is with you Nettie. As I have been thru this before. In Love, Sara Hamilton
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