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Hamp Atkinson

December 23, 1933 July 5, 2016
Hamp Atkinson
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Hamp Atkinson, of New Boston, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at local Hospital. He was 82.

Hamp was born December 23, 1933, in the Old Salem Community of New Boston, Texas, to Ballard and Sybil Garrett Atkinson. He was a Lobbyist and former District 1 Texas State Representative, serving on the 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Legislatures State Preservation Board for 8 years. He was a member of Tapp United Methodist Church in New Boston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Pat Atkinson; two daughters, infant Lisa Lyn Atkinson and Lori McCarter; and a brother, Dr. Paul Atkinson.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Farris Atkinson of New Boston, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Bryan Barron of New Boston, Texas and Melinda and Dr. Scott Black of Texarkana, Texas; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Lee and Melissa Farris of New Boston, Texas; two stepdaughters and stepson-in-laws, Julie and Jim Cherry of New Boston, Texas and Jennifer and Nick Newton of Texarkana, Texas; two nephews, Dr. Jeff Atkinson and Kevin Atkinson; a niece, Robin Woodson; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Magan and Clayton Wisdom, Paige and Matt Kiddey, Sara McCarter, Molly Black, Brooks Black, Brody Barron, Lee William Farris, Meredith Farris and Harrison Newton; one great grandson, Lane Wisdom; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 8, 2016 at Tapp United Methodist Church in New Boston, Texas with Pastor Bill Hedges and Pastor Tommy Earl Burton officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in New Boston, Texas under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Tapp United Methodist Church in New Boston, Texas.

Memorials may be made to New Boston Education Fund, 201 Rice St., New Boston, TX 75570 or Tapp United Methodist Church Building Fund, 715 S. McCoy Blvd., New Boston, TX 75570.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Jul

10:00 AM 7/8/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/8/2016 11:00:00 AM
Tapp United Methodist Church

715 S. McCoy Blvd.
New Boston, Texas 75570

Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Tapp United Methodist Church in New Boston, Texas.

Tapp United Methodist Church
715 S. McCoy Blvd. New Boston 75570 Texas
United States

Service

Friday

8

Jul

11:00 AM 7/8/2016 11:00:00 AM
Tapp United Methodist Church

715 S. McCoy Blvd.
New Boston, Texas 75570

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 8, 2016 at Tapp United Methodist Church in New Boston, Texas with Pastor Bill Hedges and Pastor Tommy Earl Burton officiating.

Tapp United Methodist Church
715 S. McCoy Blvd. New Boston 75570 Texas
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Old Salem Cemetery Final Resting Place

FM 1840
New Boston, Texas 75559

FM 1840 New Boston 75559 Texas
United States

Memorial Contribution

New Boston Education Fund

201 Rice St.
New Boston, Texas 75570

Tapp United Methodist Church Building Fund

715 S. McCoy Blvd.
New Boston, Texas 75570
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