US Army

Thomas Rex Atkinson

November 9, 1937 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 83)


Myrtle Beach, SC

Thomas Rex Atkinson, 83, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Prisma Health in Columbia.

Mr. Atkinson was born November 9,1937 in Long Beach, CA a son of the late Andrew and Mary Ann Atkinson. Tom was an 82nd Airborne Army Veteran. He worked for 25 years in the textile industry as dye manager and 22 years in real estate sales in Charlotte, NC and Tega Cay, SC until his retirement in 2007. After retirement he moved to Myrtle Beach, SC. He was a loving husband and father who loved everybody and never met a stranger. Tom loved animals, fishing and boating on Lake Wylie and OCD collecting and making others laugh and smile by always telling jokes.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents and his foster father, Roger Tessier.

He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Mumford Atkinson of Myrtle Beach; daughters, Pamela Atkinson of Myrtle Beach and Cindy Redick (David) of Darlington; foster mom, Dee Tessier Keegan; grandchildren, Jessica Redick Blackburn, Jennifer Redick Morgan and David Colby Redick; great grandchildren, Reese Morgan, Ryder Morgan, Walker Blackburn and River Blackburn; foster sister, Gail Tessier; foster brothers, Roger Tessier and Tommy Tessier; and numerous four legged furbabies.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park.

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Graveside Service
February 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Park
Main Street
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

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