Atlas Best, Jr.

Atlas Best, Jr.

October 28, 2020, 75, Goldsboro

Atlas Best, Jr., 75, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Atlas was born in Wayne County on April 2, 1945 to the late Atlas Best, Sr. and Ruth Huber Best. Atlas enjoyed life and spending time with his family and friends. He was a valued employee of Kemp Furniture in Goldsboro for 25 years and later of Bojangles on Highway III. Atlas was a member of Belfast Pentecostal Holiness Church. Many of his happiest times were spent atop his lawnmower mowing grass, camping and kayaking. Atlas was known by many in his community as the Golf Cart Man but will also be remembered for his ability to finish and repair virtually anything.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate his life at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Patsy Jones officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020 in Pineview Cemetery.

Atlas is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lillian Adele Hinnant Best; son, Ricky Len Best of Goldsboro; daughters, Lucretia Mullens and husband Timothy of Goldsboro and Cindy Henricksen and husband Douglas of Goldsboro; sisters, Diana Hinnant of Goldsboro, Nora Best of Ohio, Gloria Ivey of Goldsboro and Helen Best of Raleigh; grandchildren, Kimberly M. Hall and husband Shawn, Kristina McKown, William Glisson, Jr. and Jordan Glisson; and great-grandchildren, Adrien, Hunter, Kinzlee, Jonathan, Madison and Julian.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Best, Jimmy Best, Johnny Best, Fonnie Best and Phillip Best; and sisters, Jackie Allen and Myrtie Edwards.

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