James Frank Atkins, age 68 of Maryville, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at his home with a long fight with cancer. Frank was a well-known plumber of Atkins & Atkins in Maryville, TN. He leaves behind his true love and best friend, Martha Carol Miller; his special cousin, Troy Garland; sisters and brother-in-law, Sharon and Bill Breeden; Vickie Atkins; brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Karole Atkins; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Annabelle Atkins of Maryville, TN; nephew, Thomas Atkins. Frank will be missed by stepchildren, Dorothy and Rachel Blair and Cagney Miller. Frank’s hobbies were his antique cars and going to West Tennessee to his cabin. The family would like to thank friends and Blount Memorial Hospice for the love and dedication during his sickness. He was known and loved by everyone who knew him and he was always willing to help people who needed it. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel. The Funeral Service will follow at 7:00 PM with Woody Martin and Pacer Hepperly officiating. He will by sadly missed by all that knew Frank and loved him. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 PM for Interment on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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