Richard Cleveland Atkins Jr. passed away on Jan. 8, 2021, at his home.
He was born Dec. 17,1956 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Rick attended Mississippi Baptist High School where he ran track and played football. He then graduated from Warren Central High School with honors.
Rick worked as a delivery truck driver at Film Transit Inc. for 10 years. He also worked for Frito-Lay Inc. for over 10 years. He then retired from Borden Industries after eight years.
Rick spent his life helping, caring, and loving others. His greatest joy in life was his daughter, Kati Warren, and grandson Kaden Hales. When he wasn’t busy working, he loved spending time with her and her husband, David, and their family, including Onnah, Leum, Amari and Kaden. He loved traveling and taking trips to the beach with them, specifically Panama City Beach, where his ashes will be sprinkled one day.
Rick is preceded in death by his mother, Grace Marie Atkins, and father, Richard C. Atkins Sr.
He is survived by his daughter, Kati Warren, and her husband David Warren; grandchildren Kaden, Onnah, Leum, and Amari, (sisters) Ramona Miles and Linda Murphy (Mick); nieces Dakota Miles and Heather Murphy; the mother of his child, Kalyn Atkins, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
A graveside memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery.