Atkins, Edwin K. 1944-2019

Edwin K. Atkins, 75, of Warrensburg, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Kansas City Hospice House.

Ed was born April 25, 1944, in the Magnolia Community, son of James Curtis Atkins and Ronda Lenora (Doak) Atkins.

He graduated from Holden High School. He attended CMSU in Warrensburg. Ed served in the United States Army from July of 1965 to July of 1967.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn G. McCorkle April 23, 1966, in Warrensburg. The couple made their home in Warrensburg.

Ed was a mechanic with Lenger Chevrolet, and later, Lotspeich Motors. More recently he was an auto mechanic at Whiteman AFB.

He enjoyed fishing and watching auto racing, especially NASCAR. His hobbies included flying remote hobby planes. He was also an active member of Warrensburg Church of Christ Church, taking care of the building and grounds, as well as Secretary / Treasurer of New Liberty Cemetery Association.

Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn; three daughters, Kelly (Steve) Myers, of Crosby, Texas; Carol Atkins and companion, Perry Taylor, of North Kansas City, Missouri, and Kimberly (Harold) Sterne, of Lees Summit, Missouri; brother, Larry (Laura) Atkins, of Holden, Missouri; four grandchildren, Ashley Raymer, Kayleigh Sterne, Harold Sterne III, and Hayden Sterne; and one great-grandchild: Harper Paden.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services: will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.

Interment: will follow at New Liberty Cemetery, near the Magnolia Community, with Full Military Honors provided by United States Army Honor Guard; Holden VFW, Memorial Post #5844 and Munday-Hancock Post #90, American Legion.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Atkins, Tony Atkins, Tanner Atkins, Jack Pollock, Garrett McCorkle and Jay Heck.

Honorary Pallbearers will be A. J. Heck, Clifton Castleman, Leonard Mick Lamb, Raymond Bollmeyer and Alan Olas.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorial: Contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice House or New Liberty Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at As published in the Daily Star Journal.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.