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Benjamin "Buzzy" Atkinson, Jr.

September 2, 1950 — October 7, 2022


Benjamin "Buzzy" Atkinson, Jr.


Benjamin  “Buzzy” Atkinson, Jr., 72, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022 at his home.  He was born September 2, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Benjamin C. and Martha Campbell Atkinson, Sr.  He was retired as a heavy equipment operator having worked for Gaddis Excavating and he loved his work very much.  Buzzy enjoyed collecting old knives and was a history buff.  He loved his family and his dogs. 


Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Melissa Atkinson in 2017, his stepfather, Deeny Monroe Gilmore in June of 2011, a brother, George Gilmore and a sister, Nadine Ranson, both in 2008.


Surviving are a daughter, Samantha Edgell (Dewayne) of Maceo; a son, Benjamin C. Atkinson III of Evansville; two brothers, Bobby Gilmore (Trish) of Owensboro and Terry Gilmore (Hazel) of London, England; two sisters, Bessie K. Luttrell of Maceo and Billie Wilhite (Vince) of Owensboro; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 3 PM until 7 PM Friday, October 14, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Burial will be in Kelly Cemetery in Maceo at a later date.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Benjamin Atkinson, Jr., c/o Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.  Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at

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Friday, October 14, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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