Atkinson, Scott E.

It is with great sadness that the family of Scott E. Atkinson announce his passing at the age of 90. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Doris Atkinson; his three children, Debbie A Crabtree (Eddie Crabtree), Brenda Anders (Rodney Anders), Kenny Atkinson (Sherrie Atkinson); and two grandchildren, Ashley Marshall (Tim Marshall) and Aaron Atkinson. Scott is also survived by his brother, Russell Atkinson.

A day and time for his celebration of life will be announced as soon as possible for his family and many friends. Service will be held at Valley Word Church where he was a founding member.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Clara; brothers, Taylor, Clarence, Hampton; and sisters, Merle, Bonnie, and Marion. He is survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces and great friends.

Scott will be remembered by everyone he met as a gentle and loving man. If you met him, you were impacted by his life. He loved the Lord and was a great example in his Christian walk for everyone that knew him. He was always there for anyone that needed him.

He also loved his garden and fed many people with his fresh vegetables every summer. He had a great sense of humor and kept everybody laughing, he really believed that “a merry heart does good like a medicine.”

Scott retired from GE after 32 years and worked as a greeter at the Salem Walmart for eight years after his retirement.

For all of us who loved him, it seems like a great loss, but we have the hope and assurance that we will see him again soon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Valley Word Church PO Box 846 Salem VA 24153. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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