Leona Atkins, Widow Of Chet Atkins, Passes Away
October 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM (PT)
LEONA ATKINS, widow of the late CHET ATKINS, passed away today (10/21) in NASHVILLE. She was 85.
LEONA met CHET in the mid-1940s when she sang onstage with her sister at the BOONE COUNTY JAMBOREE in CINCINNATI, and the couple wed in 1946. CHET passed away in 2001.
LEONA's visitation will be SATURDAY (10/24) at HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME in NASHVILLE from 11a-1p (CT). A memorial service will follow at 1p (CT).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WILLOWBROOK HOSPICE, 381 Riverside Drive, Suite 440, FRANKLIN, TN 37064 or to the CHET ATKINS MUSIC EDUCATION FUND, P.O. Box 44025, NASHVILLE, TN 37244.
To read more about LEONA's life, click here.