William “Bill” George Atkinson, Jr.

1946 ~ 2021

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May 17, 2021
11:00 AM
Larkin Sunset Lawn Mausoleum, 2350 E. 1300 S. SLC UT 84108

William “Bill” George Atkinson, Jr., 74, passed peacefully at home in North Salt Lake City, UT in the evening of May 4th, 2021.
Bill was born August 14, 1946 in Salt Lake City, UT to William G. “Bill” Atkinson and Helen Louise Mosher Atkinson. Bill proudly served our country in the Marines.

Bill married Sharlene Lorraine Carlson on December 8, 1966 in Salt Lake City, UT. Together, they had 2 children, Tracy Lynn Atkinson and Mark E. Atkinson.

Bill is survived by his children, Tracy (Michael) Hopson and Mark E. Atkinson; his sisters, Karen Dickerman and Denice Cardon; his brothers, Scott and Kevin Atkinson; his grandchildren: Andrew W. (Heather) LaBaume, Zachary (Saige) S. LaBaume, Mark E. Atkinson Jr., Emma M. Atkinson, Aidan K. Atkinson, Lauren (Matthew) Schnurstein, and Spencer Hopson, his great-grandchildren: Claire Schnurstein, Brody LaBaume, Rhilynn LaBaume, and Camille LaBaume and many other family and friends.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents (William “Bill” G Atkinson and Helen Louise Atkinson) and his loving wife (Sharlene Lorraine Carlson Atkinson).

A private family service will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mausoleum located at 2350 E 1300 S SLC, UT 84108.

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May your family be comforted during this time. There were many good times with the family. They are dancing now for sure! They dance great together. My heart is with you!❤️

- Denise Atkinson Cowley

I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man,friend and brotger in law. He will be missed.

- Wayne Olsen

I loved working with Bill at Southwest and missed him when he left us. I looked forward to his big hugs each morning I saw him. It was such a great surprise when he would stop in and see us after he left and I'd still get one of those hugs. I'm so sad to hear of his passing but am happy to know he is once again dancing with his true love. RIL BBA ❤❤

- Kim

You were a Great Big Brother. We always had fun and did so many things together. We both joined the military (you Marines and me Navy) went to Vietnam for our country. You were a County Sheriff with the largest Police Dog I've ever seen. You always prided yourself in be fair and the best you could be with family and friends. LOVE YOU FOREVER.

- Scott Atkinson

My dear brother in law Bill you will be so missed. You and Sharlene were always so good to me and I love you for it. I spent a lot of fun times with you. I have peace knowing you are with your wife my sister once again. Rest In Peace I love you. Penny Olsen

- Penny Olsen


It was great working with you and we had a great friendship. You will always be special to me and I will always laugh at all the crazy stories you would tell me. I will always look at a dog and think about you. You were tough on the outside and a softy on the inside. You were never afraid to tell the people you care about, how you feel about them. Thank you for sharing your life experiences with me and always giving me good advice. One of the best things you told me was, Do all the things you want to do while you are young and have no regrets. I plan on living my life like that. Thank You Bill for being you and being unapologetically you. We could all learn a lot from you. You will be missed! Love Always- Holly

- Holly

I've had the wonderful pleasure to have known Bill and to have worked with him. Bill is a lovable person, a quiet giant with a big heart, a great Friend! Whenever I needed Bill's help, he was always willing to stay at work a bit longer due to operational demands. Bill had a grumpy persona but is really a super friendly individual, a great coworker and wonderful Friend. I miss you my Friend! Semper Fidelis-"Always Faithful". Rest in peace Brother!

- Wayne Lim

The corner computer....that was your spot. We all knew it and laughed when someone, including me, sat there. I always looked up to you for your work ethic, but could never understand why you didn't like using your vacation days! You eventually learned to use a couple, begrudgingly. BBA, that's what you went by but we all knew you really had a kind heart and would help anyone with anything when asked. You often offered!
We all sure missed you when you left us for Denver and then your retirement. Mark and Tracy, your Dad meant a lot to so many people. His service to our Country and Community as a Marine and Police Officer and as a coworker with a whole lot of advice and help to give. I hope you will find peace and comfort knowing he is with your Mom. Rest in peace my friend. Thank you for our talks.

- Becky Peterson

Many beautiful memories of Bill! May he rest in peace. Heartfelt sympathies to the entire family.