Herman Atkinson

ATKINSON, Herman “Duffy,” in his 83rd year, of Wheeling, WV, passed away December 2, 2012, in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born April 13, 1929, in West Finley, PA.

In addition to his parents, Cecil and Edna Mae Little Atkinson, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine G. Atkinson, in 1985; a longtime companion, Eileen Hand, in 2010; his sister, June Schultz; and brothers, John Atkinson and Albert “Buddy” Dillie.

“Duffy” is survived by a son, Donald H. Atkinson, and his wife, Gail P. Atkinson, of Wheeling; a sister, Betty Coffield of Limestone, WV; his grandson, Spencer P. Atkinson, of Wheeling; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a devoted employee of Weimer Packing of Wheeling until their closing. In later years, he retired from the former Norteman Packing, also of Wheeling. He was a long time member of the Elm Grove Eagles and The Elm Grove Civics.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling (304-242-2311), from 10 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Allen officiating. Interment in Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.