Oscar Attkisson, 1918-2016

Published 10:36 am Monday, October 17, 2016

Oscar Woodrow “Pete” Attkisson, 98, of Edenton, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, following a brief illness.

Pete was born, June 9, 1918, in Hanover County, Virginia, to Linwood Lee and Rose Howard Attkisson. He had three older brothers and a younger sister who preceded him in death. On Dec. 17, 1938, he married Marguerite Alice Barden and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage until her death in 2000. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Lee; and a granddaughter, Sallie Ann Attkisson.

Oscar Attkisson,

Oscar Attkisson,

Pete is survived by two sons, Wayne Page Attkisson (Margaret) of Edenton and Jerry Barden Attkisson (Sylvia) of Atlanta; and one daughter, Marguerite Attkisson Braddy, and her husband, Jeff, of High Point, North Carolina; and one daughter-in-law, Linda Attkisson of Atlanta. He enjoyed his six grandchildren, Ken Attkisson (Jenn) of Edenton, Lesley Lewis (Perry) of Charlotte, Robin Attkisson of Atlanta, Kellie Hall (Wes) of High Point, Scott Harris of Garner, North Carolina and Brock Braddy of Wilmington, North Carolina. He took great pride in his six great-grandchildren and eagerly awaited the arrival of his seventh in December, and of course, his beloved dog, Billy.

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He retired from DuPont in 1978 with 40 years of service and was fortunate to enjoy 38 years of retirement while traveling, listening to country music, working in his shop and spending time with family and friends. He proudly served his country in World War II while stationed in Belgium and Germany. A gathering of family and friends will be one hour prior to ceremony. A funeral ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bliley’s-Chippenham, 6900 Hull St. Road, Richmond, Virginia. Interment to follow in Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Central Baptist Church in Richmond or Edenton Baptist Church in Edenton.