Ronald Dean Atkins, 79, went to be with his Lord on March 7, 2022, after a brief illness.
Ron is survived by his wife of 58 years, Susan (Clark), his four children, Philip (Roger)Atkins, Carol (Rob) Edington, Beth (Patrick) Burton and Andrew (Jennifer) Atkins; seven grandchildren: Zachary Nye, Jacob (Rachel)Atkins, Elise (Steven) Steiger, Bekah (Liam) O’Linger, Isaac Burton, Susanna Atkins, and Caleb Atkins, five great-grandchildren as well as survived by his sisters Cheryl (Carl) Ernst of Findlay and Debra Atkins of Florida, sister-in-law Linda Atkins of Golden, Missouri, and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceding Ron in death were his father and mother, Clifford D., and Marjorie Pearce, of Findlay, as well as his younger brother, Tony, of Nevada, Missouri.
Born in Martinsville, Illinois, in 1942, Ron moved with his family to Findlay, where he lived the rest of his life. Ron is a 1960 graduate of Findlay High School and attended Findlay College.
Ron worked for the city of Findlay in the Water Treatment Plant and then for Marathon Oil Company, retiring after 26 years. A long-time member of the Findlay United Brethren Church on Rector Avenue, Ron served his church family diligently for many years, including positions as chairperson of the Christian Education, Missions, and Personnel Commissions, and Administrative Board Chairman. Ron invested his retirement time by oil and acrylic painting, woodworking and raising domesticated birds.
Those who knew Ron, knew him for these things, all of which can be summarized by one word…. faithful. Ron was faithful to his God, his wife, his family, his employer, his church, and his friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 p.m.at Hufford Funeral Home, 1500 Manor Hill Road, Findlay. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at First United Brethren Church, 629 Rector Ave. in Findlay.
Memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Findlay, PO Box 454, Findlay, OH 45839-0454.
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Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Findlay
P O Box 454, Findlay OH 45840-0454