Eric Christopher Atkinson, age 35, of Tucson Arizona returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Eric was born in Tucson, Arizona on June 24, 1985 to Terry Atkinson and Christine Schmid. Eric is survived by his loving wife Natalie Atkinson; children Aiden (13), Austin (10), Asher (6) and Ainsley (4); his Hawkins family including parents; Denny and Stephanie Hawkins, siblings; Brittany Lewis (Will, Peyton and Parker), Denny Hawkins (Cynthia and Hazel), Kelsey Hawkins, Cory Hawkins, Makenzie Hawkins and Grant Radcliffe, sisters; Pamela Atkinson and Anna Marie Plessner (Keith); grandmother Norma Atkinson; mother Christine Schmid; grandparents Roger and Janet Schmid as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. Eric was preceded in death by his father, Terry Atkinson, brother Jonathan Atkinson and grandpa Bruce Atkinson.
Eric graduated from Flowing Wells High School and Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s degree.
Eric loved being a dad and husband and treasured his children and wife more then anything else on this earth. Eric loved bike riding with Natalie and his four children and playing board games together. He enjoyed going to the lake and camping with his Hawkins Family. He enjoyed teaching his boys the way things worked including building computers and working on the family vehicles. Eric had a special bond with his only daughter and spent time painting nails and baking cupcakes with her. He always had a project going on and sometimes a variety of different projects at one time. His hobbies included anything that could be taken a part and put back together but mainly electronics of all kinds and coin collecting. He could fix anything you put in front of him and loved the challenge of the most complicated task. He had a great sense of humor and always had something clever to say.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3530 West Magee Road, Tucson Arizona. Immediately following the funeral services there will be a graveside dedication at Binghampton Cemetery, 4001 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85718.
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