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Tucker Eugene Atkins


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Tucker Eugene Atkins

Tucker Eugene Atkins, 13, of Green River, passed away Dec. 17, 2016, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 26, 2003, in Ogden, Utah, the son of Jason William and Tonya Lee Wacaser Atkins.

Tucker was a pure, sweet boy. He was always happy and had a smile for everyone he met.  He loved children and babies. Tucker had a special way with people.  He had a gift to be able to touch everyone's hearts. He loved helping special needs children and at the convalescence center. Tucker had a way of bringing light into a room and filled the space with joy.

Tucker loved playing baseball, basketball, football and any other sport or game. He asked for a ball for every Christmas and birthday since he could talk. He loved camping and fishing with his family. He was a member of the Boy Scouts. He attended Lincoln Middle School, where he was in seventh grade. He worked hard to learn even though learning was hard for him. He never complained through all of the hard times and difficult circumstances.

Survivors include his parents Jason and Tonya Atkins of Green River; one brother, Jarrett Atkins and one sister, Morgan Atkins, both of Green River; his paternal grandparents Calvin "Gene"  and Brenda Atkins of Green River; his maternal grandparents Kent and Cathy Wacaser of Cody; great-grandparents George and Dorothy Wacaser, Walter and Donna White and Joyce Artis; 25 cousins and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his uncle Scott Wacaser, his great-grand fathers Kenneth "Guy" Artis, Marvin Hall, and great-grandparents Fola Petra "Pat" and Calvin Claire Atkins

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the L.D.S. Stake Center Chapel in Green River. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the church Thursday morning at the church until time of services 

The family of Tucker Eugene Atkins respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made the Trona Valley Credit Union, care of the Tucker Atkins Family Benefit Fund.

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