Robert Burwell Atkins
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June 30, 1937 ~ April 29, 2018

Beloved husband and father, Robert Burwell Atkins, passed away April 29, 2018 after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. Bob was born June 30, 1937 to Dr. Charles Burwell Atkins and Margaret Laura Hagood Atkins in Portland, OR.
Laura was a graduate of the first class of Vancouver High School. Bob was a member of the last graduating class of Vancouver High School in 1955.
After high school, Bob went to Clark College and later attended the University of Portland. He worked as a hostler and fireman for the S.P.&S. Railroad and served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Bob later worked in truck sales for White Motor Company and then vehicle distribution manager for Freightliner.
Bob enjoyed our Northwest natural treasures: motorcycle riding, RVing, boating-especially ocean salmon fishing, spending every summer at the coast, hunting, shooting and reloading his own ammo. He also loved traditional and Dixieland jazz festivals. Bob was a member of the NRA and early member of Clark Rifles and Coastal Conservation Association and S.W. Washington Anglers.
Bob is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Norma Louise (Fisher) Atkins; son, Tom; and brother David.
Services will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E. 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA, on Wed., May 23 at 2p.m.
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Published in The Columbian on May 20, 2018.
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May 24, 2018
Spent time with Bob during our fishing club meetings (SW Wash Anglers) and again at the CCA meetings. Always pleasant to visit with. On behalf of the members of SWA, may I extend our condolences to your family and may he rest in peace.
Jon Simpson
May 23, 2018
I wish to offer my condolences,sorry for your loss. May many happy memories be a source of comfort. Matthew 11:28,29,30,
May 21, 2018
Bob was A good friend over many years!
Rest In Peace my friend!
Bill Randolph
May 21, 2018
Tom Adkins, good friend of my son, Maurice::

Very sorry to read of your father's death. He was just a month younger than I.

Do you still live in your old house? I am still on Linda Lane. Stop by sometime...

Chlovena Byrd Metzger. 360-693-6888
May 20, 2018
Rest In Peace, Bob - may flights of angels sing you to your rest. You will be missed
Norm and Nancy Sjoberg
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