BARNARDSVILLE – Carlos Atkins, age 80, of Barnardsville, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from injuries sustained in a tractor accident.
Carlos was born March 10, 1939 in Buncombe County to the late William Roscoe and Ruby Burleson Atkins; he was a resident of Buncombe County all of his life. Carlos was a retired tree surgeon and farmer, he loved bear hunting. He was a race car driver in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s in the Hobby Series.
Surviving are his wife of almost 61 years, Lorraine Buckner Atkins; daughter, Kim Poore and husband Will of Asheville; son, Bill Atkins and wife Lisa of Barnardsville; sister, Louise Fenwick of Asheville; and one grandchild, Marissa Atkins.
His funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2019 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. Reverend Larry Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow in Burleson Cemetery, Barnardsville.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the funeral home.
At other times the family will be at the residence.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Atkins’ obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.