Olan James Atkins, Jr.

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Olan James Atkins, Jr. passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Graveside Service: 11AM Thursday, October 20, at Rosemound Cemetery

James was born June 23, 1957 to Olan James Atkins, Sr. and Vera Joyce Atkins.

James was involved in Son’s of Amvets as the Finance Officer. He participated in numerous parades for Amvets. He helped serve Thanksgiving dinner, 4th of July, and Christmas dinner at the Waco VA. He also helped at the VA for bingo. James loved fishing, sitting on the porch, and back road riding, always ending up at the Brazos River. His favorite meal was fried pork chops, potatoes, and onions. His favorite game was Pollyanna and he loved his ice cold Natural Light. He was always home by 9pm to watch Family Feud. He loved all children, especially Pat’s grandson’s who he enjoyed taking fishing. Pat’s niece gave him the nick name Big Daddy Atkins, which everyone started calling him. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Preceded in death by father, Olan James Atkins, Sr.; brother, Wayne; and loving wife, Roberta.

Survived by mother, Vera Joyce Atkins of Waco; son, Brad; three granddaughters; one grandson; common law wife, Pat Steele; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Johnny and Deborah Pace, Johnny Ray, and Janice Yarborough.

Place of Service: Rosemound Cemetery , 3201 S. 12th St.; Waco, TX 76706

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  1. Pat I am so sorry for your loss. prayers daily for all.

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