He was born in Syracuse and has been a resident of Oswego most of his life.
He was the son of David Atkinson of Florida and the late Ann Marie (Petrowski) Atkinson. He was predeceased by his daughter, Angela Atkinson.
He was a member of BAC Local #19, Utica, where he worked as a bricklayer for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mari Atkinson of Scriba; their children, Tara (Ryan) Pritchard, Daniel (Kristina) Atkinson II, Karyn Atkinson, Kassidy Atkinson, and Mari Atkinson, all of Scriba; sister, Janice (Clarence) Deacons of Florida; brother David (Barbara) Atkinson II of Florida; and three grandchildren, Savannah, Kamryn, and Sophia.
Calling hours will be held Friday, May 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego. Burial will be in North Scriba Cemetery.