Hugh Atkins

  • Born: October 3, 1933
  • Died: January 30, 2015
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

235 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel. (864) 582-5451

Tribute & Message From The Family

F. Hugh Atkins, 81, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born October 3, 1933 in Boiling Springs, he was the son of the late Wofford and Lucille Atkins.

Mr. Atkins was a U.S. Army Veteran; a graduate of Clemson University; served in leadership position in the Spartanburg and State Real Estate industry for over 40 years; was a founding member and first President of Spartanburg Homebuilders Association; President of South Carolina Homebuilders Association; President of Spartanburg Board of Realtors; along with being in the S.C. Homebuilder's Hall of Fame.

In 1995, he received the Order of the Palmetto, the state's highest honor recognizing his various boards of commission, which included being a Chairman of Spartanburg County Planning and Development Commission, served on the State Development Board; Chairman of South Carolina Department of Transportation. He was also a Chairman and delegate for the election of President Ronald Regan campaign and a delegate for the Republican National Convention.

Along with his leadership roles in the community, he was active in his church, Mobile Meals and Goodfellows program. He was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He and Nettie loved to sing in the choir. They also loved singing with friends on the boat at their Lake Bowen choir group.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Nettie Allgood Atkins; daughters Melody Atkins (Kent) Shull and Dr. Daphne Lanette Atkins, both of Spartanburg; granddaughters, Nettie Katherine Shull and Amelia Franklin Atkins, both of Spartanburg; sisters Peggy Mitchell of Liberty, and Barbara Ashley of Spartanburg; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Anne Caroline Shull and a brother, Ray Atkins.

Visitation will be 1:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the home.
Funeral services will be Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 309 Fernwood Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Peterson. Burial with military rites will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Service, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304 or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 309 Fernwood Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel


Condolence & Memory Journal



Posted by JOHN PATRICK MARCHAM JR "YANK" - Boiling Springs, SC - HE WAS MY EMPLOYER FOR YEARS   February 24, 2015

Always sad to see our good friends and mates leave us. However, if anyone had a good life and made contributions to make this world better, it was Hugh. Blessings on the Family and I will remember you inn my thoughts and Prayers. Fletcher Derrick Clemson 55

Posted by Fletcher Derrick - Charleston, SC - Clemson Classmate   February 03, 2015

Dear Nettie , I am so sorry to hear about your and your families great loss. I know you and his " Realtor Family" will miss him a lot .....Elke Schoellkopf

Posted by Elke Schoellkopf - Inman, SC - Realtor/friend   February 02, 2015

Dear Nettie,

We extend heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Dan and Aline O;Connell

Posted by Dan and Aline O"Connell - Inman, SC - neighbor   February 02, 2015

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Tim Anderson - cowpens, SC   February 01, 2015

Dear Nettie and Family,

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Hugh. Mike and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for all of you. Hugh was a wonderful, kind, generous man to me, and he will be greatly missed by many.
With deepest sympathy,
Much love,
Ann & Mike Atchley

Posted by Ann Marie Atchley - Edisto Beach, SC - friend   February 01, 2015

Our hearts go out to you in love and sympathy on the passing of our dear friend and neighbor Hugh.

We love all of you
Ruth & Fletcher (Thompson)

Posted by Fletcher thompson - Spartanburg, SC - Friends   February 01, 2015

He will be missed by all of us. He was one of my favorite friends

Posted by Andy Anderson - Pinopliis - Friend   February 01, 2015

I am remembering all of the wonderful times we shared at the lake. Hugh was such a kind man and always wanted to share a good time. My heart goes out to Nettie, the girls and their familes. Much love, DeniseqTcvT

Posted by Denise Sertage - Grosse Ile, MI - cousin   February 01, 2015

Hugh was a wonderful and generous man. Jo and I have many great memories of times with Hugh and Nettie. He is the reason that we became members of Westminster Presbyterian Church and I enjoyed sitting next to him in the choir. God blessed our lives through Hugh's friendship... we will miss him so much. John 3:16

Posted by Chuck Ewart - Spartanburg, SC - Friend   January 31, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Atkins' passing. I know he will be missed dearly by so many. My deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by Paula Parris - Atlanta, GA - family friend   January 31, 2015