Celebrating the life of

Timothy Dewayne Atkins

November 12, 1968 - May 16, 2021

Timmy never met a stranger, and he was always friendly and willing to help anyone. Timmy was an avid outdoorsman, who loved boating and spending time on the water with his family and friends.

Timothy Dewayne Atkins

Timothy Dewayne Atkins of Savannah, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 16th, 2021. He was born in Savannah on November 12, 1968, to Billy and Melissa Atkins.

Timmy was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Above all else he was an amazing father to Cody and Katie. Timmy loved to read, walk, talk, lift weights and could be seen frequently at the Islands YMCA. Timmy never met a stranger, and he was always friendly and willing to help anyone. Timmy was an avid outdoorsman, who loved boating and spending time on the water with his family and friends.

Timmy graduated from H.V. Jenkins high school in 1986.Timmy married his lovely wife Sarah Beth Scarborough March 10, 1990.
Timmy was preceded in death by his father William (Billy) Clayton Atkins.

Timmy worked 33 years for Georgia Power. He began his career working as a coal handler at Plant Riverside in Savannah. He spent majority of his career at Plant McIntosh working as a General Plant Operator.

Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years Sarah Beth Atkins, his devoted children N. Cody Atkins, Katie E. Atkins and Hunter Russell. His mother Melissa Sue Atkins and mother-in-law Phyllis Scarborough, brother Ricky Atkins and sister-in-law Dana Atkins and brother-in-law Kent Scarborough and Susan. Nieces and nephews, Mallory, Taylor, Adam, Alex, Brandon, T.R. and many close friends. 

A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy East officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Timmy's memory to  St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (






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You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all so very much! Love, Aunt Jan

- Jan Christian, Spanish Fort , Alabama

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We are all stunned by this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We will miss seeing his smiling face at the Y.

- Viands, Savannah, GA

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Melissa, I grieve with you and your loving family.

- Elizabeth Watts, Savannah, GA

I'm so, so sorry for your very unexpected loss. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

- Jan Hogan, Savannah, GA

My love and prayers to your family, Timmy will always be with you. Love you Melissa.

- Carolyn Bailey, Va Beach, Va

Beth, Cody and Katie. You are in my constant prayers and will be. Take comfort knowing you will see him again one day. Love you all.

- Karen Foster, Powder Springs , Ga

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We are sharing in your grief and sorrow over the untimely passing of our beloved Timmy. May God and our Lord Jesus embrace Timmy thru Eternity and love and comfort you during your time of grief. We will always remember Timmy with loving thoughts.

- Edward and Taffy Young (Uncle Ed and Aunt Taffy), Virginia Beach, Virginia

So terribly sorry for your loss you’re all in our prayers.

- Wayne and Ellen bradley , Savannah , Ga

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I am so sorry. May God comfort you and wrap his arms around you and give you strength. We love you Beth, Katie, and Cody.

- David and Christy Dawson , Savannah , Ga

Much love and many prayers being sent to your family. May God comfort all of you during this time.

- Barbara and Ricky Paul, Rincon, Georgia

I am so very sorry for your loss my prayers are with your family and my heart breaks for y’all !!!

- Shelley mcgorf, Savannah , Ga

My heart breaks for you guys. Timmy was a great person and he will truly be missed by many.

- David Laufman , Houston, Texas

One of my brothers from the neighborhood always smiling and happy , funny , and good things to say, cool little dude grew up to be a big man and a wonderful person . Timmy Atkins My thoughts and prayers are with the Atkins family

- Chris Nettles, Sav, Ga

A good friend and you will be missed

- Tony Roberds, Savannah, GA

We are so sorry to hear about Timmy , he was a find young man . We’re praying for all of you .

- James & Norma Glisson, Bloomingdale , Ga

Our Islands YMCA will surely miss Timmy’s smiling face coming through our doors. You all are in our prayers.

- Susan Lauer, Savannah, Ga

Praying for your family

- Greg and Twila Strode, Savannah , Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.God bless you all. Sincerely Linda Lackey

- Linda Lackey , The Villages, Fl

Beth, Cody, & Katie, please know our hearts are broken along with yours. Timmy’s contagious smile and radiating heart captured the purity of life and anyone who crossed his path was a better soul because of it. Thank you for sharing him with us. Praying for God’s healing and love during this very trying time. Know Timmy is with you now as always and will shine through your heart in all that you do. We are all here for you always!!! xoxo

- Kelly & Tristan Youmans, Savannah, Ga

I’m very sorry to hear about this. Timmy was an incredibly nice guy.

- Scott Atkins, Round Rock, TX

RIP Tim. May God Bless you and your family.

- Jack & Beth Fitzgerald, Statesboro, GA

We are so saddened to hear of Timmy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was one of a kind, always a smile on his face, he will truly be missed.

- Jon and Suzanne Showalter, Savannah , Ga

There are no words. Beth, please know that you and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Timmy was a loving uncle to Adam & Alex, and always a joy to be around. May God wrap His loving arms around your family during this very difficult time. Hugs!

- Suzy, John, and Margo Lang, Savannah , Georgia

Praying God will give you all comfort and peace all the days ahead. The Lord is near to those who have a broken hear, And saves those who are broken in spirit. Psalms 34:18 Love you all

- Leanne Lovell, Wynne, AR

I am so sorry for your loss and prayers sent

- Linda Atkins, Pooler, GA

Beth, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. May God bless you and comfort you.

- Susan Bunger, Wilmington Island, GA

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My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I worked with Timmy for several years at McIntosh and thought the world of him. His sense of humor and love of life were infectious, one of the best men I've ever known.

- Doug Arnette, Hiram, Paulding

Condolences to Timmy's family. I have fond memories of him from high school. He was such a nice & fun guy, and his smile is the same as it was 35 years ago when I last saw him at graduation. May memories of him make you smile in time and God's promise of a resurrection bring you comfort. John 5:29, Acts 24:15

- Christina Davis, Cincinnati , Ohio

Praying for peace, Timmy was a great friend, I will miss him.

- Carpenter family , Guyton , Ga.

Beth, Katie, Cody, Melissa, Ricky, and the entire family. This is such sad news! May the pain you feel now be nothing compared to the joy found within the memories of Timmy. Our deepest condolences for your loss. He was a great guy and will be missed!

- Janet Holland Waters and Mallory Waters, Pooler, Georgia

I worked with Timmy at McIntosh CC for several years. We both shared a love for the water. I remember many nightshifts talking about where to catch trout, redfish and the newest boats at the dock. As much as I knew Timmy loved the water I could tell his family was the center of his life. He was very proud of each one of you. He was a real character and I'm truly grateful to have know him.

- Clint Kinstle, Columbus , GA

Sending Healing Prayers and Comfort. Wishing you Strength and Peace at this Hard Time. May GOD Be with you.

- Lisa DaCosta, Trinity, Florida

We are sorry for your loss, your family are in our prayers.

- Robert & Zoey Pair, Rincon, Georgia

Love all of you and praying for during this time

- Teresa hitchcock, Griffin, Ga

My heart truly breaks for each and every family member and close friend. Timmy was a very dear childhood friend of mine. Lots of wonderful memories. Praying for peace and comfort.

- JulieAnn Sturgess Therrell, Savannah, GA

Beth, Cody, and Katie, I really have no words to let you know how heartbreaking it was to hear the news. It was so obvious how much he loved each of you and extended family and friends. I pray that God will give you the sweet comfort that only He can give. I love you and will pray for you through these difficult days.

- Kathy Hodges, Savannah, GA

I worked with Timmy at Plant McIntosh, as a co-op student. He always made you feel welcomed and like family. One of the most kindhearted fellows I knew. May the peace the passes all understanding be near your family during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.

- Will Gibson, Acworth , GA

I’m so sorry for your loss! I’m praying for you guys! May God wrap you with His presence. I love y’all! ❤️

- Tracy Thorne , Jacksonville , Florida

I'm so sorry for your loss I'm just reading this and in shock. Whenever you are ready for the salty beach air let me know. I'm here for you friend. ❤Prayers for you and your family.

- Christa Gaughf, Savannah , Georgia

My prayers are with you Beth and your children as your mourn the loss of a husband and father to your children. May God wrap his arms around you and your family at this time.

- Shelby Cadwallader , Kennesaw, Ga

We were all so heartbroken to hear this news. I don’t think I ever saw Timmy without a smile on his face. He was such a character! Many prayers going out to Beth, his children and family and to all his many friends. He will be smiling down from Heaven watching over each of you.

- Kandice Logue, Savannah , Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family are in my prayers.

- Stephanie Scribner , Savannah, Georgia

Beth & Family We are sorry to hear of Timmy's passing. He was always so happy and a friendly person. We wouldn't see him for a while and then bump into him and he was just the same funny, friendly guy we grew up knowing. Please know you are in our prayers.

- Hokie & Alisa Davis, Savannah, Georgia

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My condolences to Ricky and family. I will always remember Timmy from the old neighborhood Lakeside Park as childhood friends growing up.RIP my friend.

- Alvin Holton, Rincon, Ga

Beth, we are praying for you and your kids and family. God bless you with His peace and comfort and strength.

- Tommy and Anita Tomlin, Statesboro, GA

Our deepest condolences to your family. May he Rest In Peace.

- Manny, Savannah, GA

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget the good times I spent with your family. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

- Brooke Wigley, Savannah, Georgia

May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him.....

- William Harvey, Appomattox, VA

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Steven, Kathy, and Trevor Senter, Savannah, Georgia

Beth, Cody & Katie, Our love and prayers continue for all of you daily. Timmy was a wonderful husband, father & friend and will surely miss that smiling face! May you find comfort in God's loving arms and peace in knowing you will be reunited again one sweet day.

- Stephanie Nichols Johnson, Abigail & Caroline, Rincon, GA

Our deepest, heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you all. Alley 3 will never be the same and we will remember him in every sunset. Much love to you all. He will be missed sorely.

- Jon & Linda Costa, Savannah, Georgia

I have known Timmy’s late father since we were teens. I never had the privilege of meeting Timmy. Sounds as though I missed an opportunity to know a truly good young man. My condolences and prayers to the family. I pray you draw strength from the wonderful memories you all shared.

- Patty Ellis Padgett, Milledgeville, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I worked with Timmy several years at McIntosh CC, 2.5 years of that was spent as a shift mate with him and Big Boy. I enjoyed his outlook on life and all of the advice, sayings and jokes that I will carry on with me.

- Hal Buchanan, Lake Wylie, SC

So very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you.

- Jack & Beth Fitzgerald, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel