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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Gary Atkinson

Gary Myrle Atkinson

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Gary Atkinson, age 83 of Joplin, Missouri passed away Thursday May 21, 2020.

He was born January 19, 1937 in La Russell, Missouri to Russell and Geraldine (Wooten) Atkinson.

Gary served in the United States Air Force and after his service he worked as a plant manager for FAG in Memphis, Tennessee, a supervisor at LaBarge, and most recently for Food 4 Less in Joplin, Missouri.

He married Mary Shryock On June 19, 1957 and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by three daughters, Rhonda Atkinson, Pam Bannister, Heather Henson all of Joplin, Missouri; one sister, Gloria Holmes; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren as well as extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday at the Mason-Woodard chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 -7:00 pm Tuesday at the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory Joplin, Missouri.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 1:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 2:00pm
    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri
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Jack Arehart

Posted at 11:22am
All Y'all...I'm so sorry for your loss. I talked to him at F4L and never realized WHO I was talking to. LOL! After all, it's been nearly 45yrs. since I was at your house daily. Though it sometimes seems like yesterday. He'll be missed, but forever in hearts!
Jack Arehart

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Posted at 05:11pm
Gary brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him! Jim & Shelly Koonce, Karmen & Mike Weatherford, Kamelle & Bobby Jones
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Kim, Cody, Skyler, and Steve

Posted at 07:08pm
Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless
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Farmer Hope

Posted at 04:01pm
I know Gary From Food 4 Less, I worked with him. He was an amazing guy,

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