Larry L. Atkinson, 70, of Baxley, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021 at Appling Healthcare.
Mr. Atkinson was born March 17, 1951 in Jeff Davis County to the late Lewis Atkinson and the late Francis Dyal Atkinson Driggers. He was the owner and operator of AAA Erectors Inc. Mr. Atkinson was a member of Liberty Community Church in Hazlehurst where he was involved in the praise and worship group and choir, served on the finance committee, was a deacon, and was a Sunday School Teacher. He was a loving husband, father, and poppy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Atkinson; and two sisters, Mary Francis Atkinson and Myrtle Lee Barnes.
Survivors include his wife, Beth Atkinson of Baxley; daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Waylon Slaughter of Baxley; sons, Kevin Atkinson and Kelly Atkinson, both of Baxley; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Ann and James Stankowitz of Hazlehurst; brothers and sister-in-law, Terry and Kathy Atkinson of Hazlehurst and Jerry Atkinson of Baxley; father-in-law, James Edward Carter of Baxley; brothers-in-law, Ricky (Amy) Carter of Baxley and Donnie (Angie) Carter of Baxley; eight grandchildren, Errin (Shane) Williams, Jonathon (Kailey) Carter, Christina (Mitchell) Butler, Ally Atkinson, Dakota Atkinson, Joshua (Karleigh) Atkinson, Bethany Atkinson, and Mitchell Atkinson; and four great grandchildren, Jace Williams, Rylan Williams, Eddilyn Williams, and Adia Butler.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Virginia Herrington and Rev. Jimmy Selph officiating. Interment followed in Carter Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Joshua Atkinson, Dakota Atkinson, Ian Carter, Austin “P-nut” Carter, Jonathon Carter, and Shane Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were Employees of AAA Erectors Inc., Charlie Leggett and employees of Leggett Steel Buildings, Kenny Upchurch and employees of Bax-Steel Buildings, Woody Folsom, Danny Johnson and employees of Dixie Builders, Mitchell Stidham and employees of Steel Structures, and Danny and Phil Emrich and employees of SBS Buildings.
Musical selections were rendered by Debbie Taylor and Charlie Leggett.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.