LIVERMORE — Jimmie Atkinson, 75, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed from this life on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at his home in Livermore. He was born on April 25, 1940, in McLean County. He was the owner and operator of Atkinson Sanitation and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jimmie was a member of Liberty Lighthouse Church and a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing gospel music and watching old time westerns. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Elva and Gilmore Howard; his father, Floyce Nathaniel Paige; and his grandson, Micah Lee Griffith.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Marjorie Atkinson; daughters, Laura Ramburger (Sherman) of Utica, Tammy Griffith and Christina Guffey both of Owensboro and Jessie Owings (Russell) of Livermore; 14 grandchildren, Leah, Zackary (Linsey), Halie, Lacey, Samantha, Hunter, Nathaniel, Noah, Benjamin, Chae, Harley, Addison, Emma and Jackson; four great grandchildren, Matthew, Savannah, Gabriel and Jace; a brother, David Howard; and two sisters, Minnie Ball and Sheila Ball.
Services were held at the Chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro. Burial with military honors was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Owensboro. Memorial contributions can be made to the International Fellowship of Christians & Jews, P.O. Box 96105, Washington, DC 20090-6105. Messages of condolence may be made at www.davis funeralhome.com