Kenneth Ray Atkinson, 73, of Ravenswood, WV, formerly of St. Albans, left his worldly home January 5, 2013, in Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, following an extended illness.

Kenneth Ray Atkinson, 73, of Ravenswood, WV, formerly of St. Albans, left his worldly home January 5, 2013, in Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, following an extended illness.

He was born a son of the late W.H. “Bill” and Ethel (McNeeley) Atkinson. He was also preceded in death by; brothers, Melvin and Ralph Atkinson: sister Rosa Lea Reed.

He was a member of the Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood, WV. He retired from the casting department of Pechiney Rolled Products with 32 years of service and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local # 5668. He was a member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees. He deeply loved his wife, family, church, and gospel music.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Charlotte Ann (Crouch) Atkinson; son and daughter-in-law, Steven R. and Leslie Atkinson of West Chester P.A.; Daughter, Lisa Casto of Ripley; brothers, William (Dottie) Atkinson of Poca, and Larry (Marcella) Atkinson of Lawrenceville GA; sister, Romania Atkinson of South Charleston; grandchildren, Caleb and Jacob Casto, Megan and Tyler Atkinson.

Service will be Today, Tuesday, January 8, 2013- 1 p.m. at the Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be form 11 a.m.--1 p.m. Today at the Church.

In lieu of flowers: donations are preferred to the Independent Fellowship Church Building Fund or Kanawha Hospice, C/O Casto Funeral Home 802 Washington Street, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

Email condolences may be sent to castofh@gmail.com.