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Date published: 5/21/2014

Henry B. Atkins

Henry B. Atkins, 76, of Glen Allen entered into the Lord's hands on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond.

He was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Rappahannock to the late Olden and Gertie Jenkins Atkins.

Mr. Atkins was an avid NASCAR fan and was a member of the Fredericksburg Moose and Eagles lodges. He loved to dance and enjoyed country music.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Roberta Atkins; one daughter, Sharon Shaw and her husband, David, of Culpeper; three stepchildren, Alan Payne of Goochland, Cindy Pryor and her husband, Dennis, of Goochland and Sandi Mills; four siblings, Robert Atkins of California, James Atkins of Tennessee, Mildred Ross of Mississippi and special sister Sue Fortuna of Amissville; and Sharon's mother, Lucille.

Additional survivors include his grandchildren Preston and Jennifer Shaw, Jason Payne and his wife, Alisha, Tanner and Cody Payne, Logan Pryor and Virginia "Ginna" Curry; and three great-grandchildren, Leland Curry, and Grayson and Gunnar Payne.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Backe.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the funeral home chapel, with Minister Clyde Dalton officiating.

Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Payne, Charles Harris, Donnie Stephens, Alvin Merryman, Robert Holbert and Frank Carlon.

An online guest book and tribute wall are available at foundandsons.com.