John Tatum Atkins

Mr. John Tatum Atkins, age 38 of Tullos, Louisiana passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018. Born Tuesday, April 15, 1980 in Pineville, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl Waters, J.O., Sr. and Yvonne Long Atkins; and uncle, Jimmy Waters. John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a graduate of CLTCC, Huey P. Long Campus with a 4.0 G.P.A Welding Diploma. He was also a 2000 graduate of LaSalle High School and was employed by McCartney Well Service of Tullos. John was also a welder for Turner Industries. He was a loving son, brother, and father. John loved the woods, history, working, music, and singing. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Chasten Atkins; father, James Orlean Atkins, Jr.; mother, Elaine Marie Waters Atkins; and siblings, Clint Atkins, Jim Hudson, and Wendy Atkins; grandmother, Marie Waters; Chasten’s mother, Crystal Phelps. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Duane Moreno officiating. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, in Winnfield. Serving the family as pallbearers were Clint Atkins, Rhett Sthram, Cale Chandler, Craig Chandler, Chet Atkins, Stoney Bonnette Honorary pallbearers will be Monty Atkins, Mike Atkins, and Chad McCartney. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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