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Karlton David Atkinson

January 6, 1947 — April 22, 2019

On January 6, 1947, Karlton David Atkinson came into this world. Born to Liddie John
Atkinson and Albert Atkinson Sr. of Princeton, NC. Karlton attended Princeton Graded
School and Richard B. Harrison High School. He continued his education and attended North
Carolina A&T State University before enlisting in the United States Army on October 8, 1968.
During his deployment he was stationed in Germany and Vietnam. Before receiving an
honorable discharge, he was awarded three medals for his service.
After serving in the military, Karlton took up a career in logistics and drove 18-wheelers.
Enjoying the flexibility of his work, he ventured into real estate investment. His endeavors led
him to the construction and acquisition of commercial real estate property in Princeton, NC.
Through the union of marriage to Diana Bagley, a daughter, Yvonne Michelle Hocker,
was born. Following in her Father's footsteps, she enlisted in the United States Army where she
met her husband and gave birth to two daughters, Tamaara Denise Hocker and Chante
Michelle Hocker. Upon her untimely passing, Karlton nobly adopted his grandchildren and
raised them as his own. During this time he was blessed to meet and forge a relationship with
the loving Gloria Bradsher. For 16 years she was his companion, his "baby", his partner and his
friend. She remained by his side until his final breath.
He was preceded in death by his Mother, Liddie Atkinson; daughter, Yvonne Michelle
Hocker; his brothers, Reginald Francis Atkinson and Curtis Sylvester Atkinson Sr.; and his
nephew, Eric Francis Atkinson.
He leaves to mourn two granddaughters, Chante and Tamaara Hocker of Raleigh, NC;
sisters, Yvonne Presley and Shirley Atkinson of Princeton, NC, and Regina Foye (Rudy) of
Selma, NC; brothers, Molton Ray Atkinson (Delores) of Upper Marlboro, MD, Albert C Brock
Atkinson of Washington, DC, Larry Donnell Atkinson (Bonnie) of Capital Heights, MD; and
his partner of over 16 years, Gloria Bradsher of Mebane, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, and loved ones.



Wake:
Saturday, May 04
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Vintage Church Downtown
118 S. Person St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Funeral Service:
Saturday, May 04
11:00 AM
Vintage Church Downtown
118 S. Person St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Interment:
Sunday, May 05
12:00 PM
Everette Cemetery
Princeton, NC
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Wake

Saturday, May 4, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Vintage Church Downtown

118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Vintage Church Downtown

118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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Interment

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Everette Cemetery

NC

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