The world lost an amazing soul this last week. Douglas Atkins passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at 58 years of age.
Born Aug. 4, 1961, in Jackson, Mich. Beloved son, devoted husband, Father, Pa and Da. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ken and Jean Maloney and John and Thelma Atkins.
He is survived by his wife, Pennie Atkins; parents, Shirley Atkins and John (Nancy) Atkins; brothers, Dave (Linda) Atkins, Steve (Kay Fleming) Atkins and Tim (Wayne Gooding) Atkins; children, Heather Barrera-Ferguson and William (Tatiana) Parmele; grandson, Masen Barrera-Ferguson, great-granddaughter, Madisen Barrera-Ferguson; granddaughter, Ciara Fulk; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Ferris State University in 1983, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He worked as a CPA and partner at Markowski & Co., CPAs in Jackson.
He will be remembered for his never ending contributions to communities near and far, as he and Pennie participated annually in the Give Hope disaster relief program, starting in 2005, with their last trip being to Panama City, Fla., in June 2019.
He enjoyed coaching and officiating with youth and high school soccer organizations. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his kids, grandkids and great-granddaughter.
A private burial attended by family has already taken place at Fifield Cemetery in Jackson. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements by Chas. J Burden & Son Funeral Home, located at 1806 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49202 www.chasjburden.com.