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Farley Kipland Atkins

May 22, 1950 — August 24, 2023



Farley Kipland Atkins of Azle, Texas passed away on August 24, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 73.

Farley was born on May 22, 1950, in Muncie, Indiana to Clyde Atkins and Gloria Patricia Weaver Atkins. He married Pam (Davis) Atkins on June 10, 1983, in Fort Worth, Texas.  Farley worked every odd job imaginable, but his dream job was owning his own business, Horizon Landscape.  He attended Stephen F. Austin for Horticulture, Forestry, and special interest in Geology.  Farley served our country as a marine in Vietnam where he was a radio operator and paratrooper.  He was baptized early in life, and he always said he did his praying while digging in the dirt.  He was also a proud member of the VFW.  His hobbies included bird watching, making jewelry, designing landscapes, building computers, and playing poker.  He also could imagine and create artistic objects.

Farley was raised by tough and loving parents, Clyde and Pat.  He enjoyed great adventures with his brother, Kevin.  He loved to escape to his Grandma Cora’s house.  He enjoyed his time in the Marines in 1968 and was proud to serve his country.  It was here that Farley became a real and honorable man.  Farley was a rock and roll hippie in the 60’s and 70’s enjoying music and making jewelry.

He became a dad in 1975.  He was very proud of being a dad to his first-born daughter, Samatha Dion “Boogie”.
Pam and Farley met at Mabel's Bar in 1981.  He was stringing beads by the juke box, and you can only imagine their first impression of each other.  They were in love and married in 1983. Then in 1987, Sarah Catherine was born “Sugarbug” followed by Holly Lauren in 1990 “Toadie”.  He was very proud of all his girls.

He lived a life of adventure and travel.  He especially loved the beach, crabbing, fishing and sunrises.  He was a hard working and smart man with an odd sense of humor that he instilled in his children.  He was a caregiver to his family, his garden, his home, and his pets.  He was known to have a temper and be a little stubborn, but his heart was loving and kind.  After retirement, Farley and Pam enjoyed their home life, cooking together and watching Heartland.  He also enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, Casey, Skylar and Jacob. 

Farley is preceded in death by his grandmother, Cora Weaver; father, Clyde Atkins; mother, Pat Atkins; brother, Kevin Atkins; mother-in-law, Magaw.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Atkins; daughters, Dion Meyers and Mark, Sarah Atkins and Amelia, Holly Raykiewicz and Jon; grandchildren, Casey Meyers, Skylar Raykiewicz and Jacob Raykiewicz; niece, Amy Ethridge and Mike; nephews, Gregg, Damon and Paul Dorst; other family and friends include Colt Hammer and family along with so many special friends and our dogs Peanut, Duke and June Bug.

God blessed us all with a special friend that loved life.  He will live on in our hearts forever.

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 24, 2023

11:15 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Dallas- Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211

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