Randy Atkinson, 74, passed away on July 24, 2021. He was born in Des Moines on September 8, 1946, to Alvin and Pauline Atkinson.

Randy grew up in Polk City and resided in Ankeny for some time prior to making Bondurant his home. He enlisted in the Army National Guard, serving until his honorable discharge. Randy retired from Bridgestone after 37 years of service. Following retirement, he worked at Prairie Meadows and later alongside Tracy Thoroughbred Racing. Randy was an avid NASCAR fan.

Randy is survived by his wife, Delores (Terrill-Shimer); son, Brian (Nicki) Atkinson of Pleasant Hill; daughter, Tammi (Al) Atkinson Gorman of Colorado; four granddaughters: Nora, Vanna, Amelia, and Avi; step-daughters, Bonnie Delp of Altoona, Jodi (Scott) Walzer of Des Moines, and Lisa (David) Barkley of Perry; two step-grandsons: Mason and Brice; and four step-granddaughters, Allison, Jenna, Shelby, and Sydney; as well as other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

A graveside service will be held at 10AM on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1 NE 60th Avenue, Des Moines.

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