ATKINSON, Donald Edmund Age 81 of Goodlettsville, TN. Passed away January 16, 2012. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Shirley Ann. Survived by sons, Michael Joseph of Atlanta, GA, Dan (Sharon) Atkinson of Gallatin, TN; great grandchildren, Johnathan and Kelsey Matthews of TN; daughter, Jeanne Katherine (Bobby) Golden; grandson, Matthew Donald (Aron) Golden; great-grandson, Robbie James Golden of Kings Bay Base, GA; devoted friend and bridge partner, Claudia Akin. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. COLE & GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, Goodlettsville, TN (615) 859-5231.