He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Elaine Adams Atchison; father, Elvin Elson Atchison; stepmother, Willette Reeves Atchison; brothers, Billy Wayne, Neal Blair and Nelson Dwight Atchison.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Elliott Atchison; daughters, Kimberly Renee Atchison Lay (James) of Nauvoo and Misty Denise Atchison Williams (Richard) of Brentwood, Tenn.; stepdaughters, Lysa Michelle Carter of Hueytown and Brandi Nicole Newman (Jeff) of McCalla; grandchildren, Erin and Amy Williams, Kendall and Colby Lay, Breanna and Alysa Newman; and one great-grandson, Aidan.
Services will be today, Oct. 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home in Hueytown with burial in Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Rev. Roy Stewart officiating.
Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home,