Dwight David Atkins, 59, of Ararat, died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born in Surry County, N.C., on November 13, 1956 and was a son of the late Clifton and Mary Ruth Hutson Atkins. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Herbert Stephenson.
He was a retired sewing machine mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline Willard Atkins; sisters, Helen Gwyn, Nancy Stephenson, and Audrey Freeman; brothers, Johnny Atkins, Twain Atkins and Joe Atkins; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chad Harrison and Joe Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in Doe Run Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Christian School, 6201 Claudville Hwy., Claudville, VA 24076.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.