Robert James Atkinson Jr
OCTOBER 10, 1944 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Robert James Atkinson Jr was born in Portland, Oregon on October 10th, 1944, to Robert Sr, and Dorthy Atkinson. He graduated from Wells High School (Formally named Wilson High School) in Portland, OR in 1963 and married Karen Springer on December 28th, 1968. In 1966 He was drafted into the US Army and served time in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He worked as a marine machinist for various Portland-based shipyard companies and ended his career in 2002 when he retired. He was a devoted family man and loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He was a man of simple pleasures but aimed to please all and was always helping others with any job large or small.
Photo of his resting place. July 2022.