Obituary of William "Bill" Talmage Atkins, Jr.
William “Bill” Talmage Atkins, Jr., age 75, of Wytheville, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at New River Valley Medical Center Radford, VA. Born in Wythe County to the late William Talmage “Tam”, Sr. & Mary Pauline Groseclose Atkins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanie Brindle and his youngest daughter Kristi Dawn Atkins Ogle. Bill was a vital part of the Wytheville Community as the Owner/Operator of Atkins Tire & Battery until 2012. A lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and participated in various community organizations over the years. Bill is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jo Carole Atkins of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Atkins and Earl Bradshaw of Mt. Pleasant, NC; step-sons, Robert L. (Les) Waller of the Piney Community, Timothy “Tim” Wayne Waller and wife Treva of the Ivanhoe Community; grandchildren, Elizabeth Waller of Covington, VA, Josh Waller of Wise, VA; great-grandson, Dylan Waller of Wise, VA; loving sister Margaret “Peg” Phillips of Wytheville, VA and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral service will be held 2 P.M. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at St. Paul United Methodist Church conducted by The Reverend Lon Tobin and Reverend Earl Bradshaw, with interment to follow in the West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 P.M. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 330 Church St, Wytheville, VA 24382. Expression of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.