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George Calvin Atherton Jr., 66, of Cobbs Creek, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. He was an excellent carpenter, worked on a tugboat, and loved fishing. Calvin loved the Dolphins football team, NASCAR (especially Dale Earnhardt), his wife, son and family.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Calvin and Nell Atherton, and a brother, Dale Atherton.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Atherton; son, Joey Atherton (Grace); a brother, Allen Atherton; a sister, Linda Robertson (Bill); step-children, Keith Armistead, Troy Armistead and Amy Armistead; step-grandchildren, Aaron Forrest, Kyle Shipley and Tanner Sears; a nephew, A.J. Atherton, and his beloved cats, “Fred” and “Fluffy.”

The family received friends on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Virginia. A funeral service was held on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in H. C. Smither Memorial Cemetery, Hudgins, Virginia.