Jack Atkinson is an extremely dedicated and successful student. With an exceptional GPA and academics as his first priority, he would like to play college football at a school that values academics above sport.
Jack Atkinson’s close knit family are participating in a charity walk this weekend in memory of Jack who died from heart disease at 18 years old. This walk will raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Early Life and Education
Atkinson served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman during World War II before continuing his studies at Wesleyan University where he earned an undergraduate psychology degree with honors before proceeding onto graduate school at University of Michigan where he eventually obtained his doctorate in psychology.
As soon as he started acting professionally, his classic schoolmaster sketch in Not the Nine O’Clock News became a huge success and launched him into comedy. From there he went on to star in numerous popular movies like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Rat Race and Johnny English.
Jack also suffers from epilepsy and takes 22 pills each day to control his seizures. Yet this doesn’t stop him from enjoying life and loving being around family and friends.
Jack Atkinson was an esteemed academic who pioneered the scientific study of human motivation, achievement, and behavior. Over his long career he dedicated himself to teaching undergraduate students with unique opportunities that allowed them to think critically and creatively.
He is an experienced social worker and educator, having dedicated the majority of his life to working with at risk youth. He founded Lawrence Boys and Girls Club as well as working closely with Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
He has an immense love of sports, serving as the head coach at Scottsdale Christian Academy in Arizona and winning multiple championships during this time. Additionally, he has achieved many notable accomplishments during this tenure as well.
Achievement and Honors
Jack Atkinson has been an outstanding asset to the Scottsdale Christian Eagles football team this season, always being focused on both game play and his teammates, yet knowing when it is appropriate to relax and have fun. His presence has had a lasting effect on their performance as they look toward future challenges. He will make an excellent leader moving forward.
Atkinson has also been recognized for her tireless commitment to myLIFEspeaks, an organization operating a family-style orphanage in Haiti. Her dedication has inspired others to donate or pledge support for children in need.
In her free time, she enjoys playing golf and spending time with family. Additionally, she and her husband love traveling together. She is a member of both Barnesville First Christian Church and Derwent United Methodist Church.
Jack championed ethical behavior and highly valued the fundamental freedoms on which our nation was built. He strongly supported freedom of the press and actively participated in efforts by Congress to impeach President Nixon.
He was an avid sports fan and loved traveling with his wife to visit their children and grandchildren. Additionally, he enjoyed bowling and golf.
Atkinson will be lovingly remembered by his surviving family: Kathleen (Waddell) Atkinson is survived by one daughter, Peggy LaFever of Quaker City; Amy Jordan, Katelyn Jordan and Hayleigh Robin are his granddaughters; four great-grandchildren (Aden Lucas Hayleigh Elsie Grace) are among them; two step children Kathy DelleChiaie and Buddy Bernard will attend visitations and services held on Monday from 6-8 pm at Black-Epperson Funeral Home Byesville before services start at 8pm at Black-Epperson Funeral Home Byesville with services beginning at 8pm. Visitation will take place from 6-8pm followed by services at 8 pm for services at 8 pm at Black Epperson Funeral Home Byesville Visitation with services beginning at 8 pm followed by services commencing promptly at 8 pm with services at 8 pm followed by services at 8 pm followed by services at 8 pm followed by services commencing. Visitation can also take place there if desired at Black Epperson Funeral Home Byesville with visitations starting from 6-8pm until 8 pm followed by services to commence promptly at 8 pm promptly commencing. Visitation can take place Monday from 6-8pm with services commencing promptly at Black Epperson Funeral Home Byesville followed by services starting promptly at 8 pm followed by visitation from 6-8 pm until services commencing promptly at 8 pm sharp if possible on Monday followed by burial services scheduled.
Member of Monty Python, and has participated in many productions. His debut was with Not the Nine O’Clock News where he found his niche; later producing and acting in many more shows; but best known for portraying iconic character Mr. Bean for years on end.
He has appeared in movies such as Weekender, Captain America: The First Avenger and many others. Additionally, he is an integral member of Manchester’s theatre community; appearing as part of productions such as Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at Royal Exchange Manchester.
He is married to Ben Batt and they share one child named Jack. As one of the world’s leading actors, his career looks promising.