CW3 Retired Paul W. Atkinson, age 76, passed away Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at his home in Savannah surrounded by his family.
Paul served in the United States Army as a Helicopter Pilot, flying two tours of duty during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired in 1975 after 23 years of service. For 23 years Paul and his wife Jan owned & operated Aladdin’s Cave Lapidary/Gold & Silversmith Shop. They retired from the business in 1996. Paul loved fishing, growing Bonsai Trees, and was a member of a local Bonsai Club.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Jan Atkinson; 5 children, Rebecca Atkinson (Paul Schmelzer), Jay Atkinson (Joyce Li), Thomas Atkinson (Julie), Carol Chapman, and Dianne A. Gibson (Bobby); a brother, Ernest Atkinson; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Donations in Paul’s memory can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
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