ROBERT BURWELL ATKINS
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.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits