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Douglas M. AtchasonPassing: September 30, 2021


Bryantsville Church of Christ

Funeral Service

Friday, October 8th @ 3:00 p.m.


Bryantsville Church of Christ

Friday, October 8th @ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery

Friday, October 8th

BEDFORD – Douglas M. Atchason, 70, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 11, 1951, at Bryantsville, he was the son of Elmer D. and Martha (Grissom) Atchason.

Doug was vice president at Overland Trucking. He loved to travel with his son and enjoyed coaching his daughter’s softball team.  He was a movie and trivia buff and had a knack for meeting celebrities on his many travels.  Doug enjoyed socializing and never met a stranger.  He enjoyed golfing, watching the Colts, and attending the Indy 500.   Doug loved to reminisce about his high school days (Mitchell High School Class of 1969) while being a member of the yearbook staff and journalism club.  He was proud of his Bryantsville heritage and always has stories to tell about his youth.  He grew up in the Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Survivors include his beloved companion, Joyce Chenoweth, of Mitchell; children, Chris D. Atchason of Whiteland and Laura (Will) Johnston of Carmel; grandchildren, Jarrod, Megan, Nicholas, Henry, and Marshall; sister, Dianna (Rex) Fleetwood of Bedford; nephews, Kris Kimbley of Bedford and John Kimbley of Smithville; and mother of his children, Valerie Boyd Botos.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 8, at Bryantsville Church of Christ with Brother Allen Burris officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

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11 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Dave Craig | Indianapolis IN
    Date: October 11, 2021
    Very sorry to hear this….enjoyed working with Doug for years at Overland/Vitran….my condolences to family and friends…you will be missed.
  2. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: October 6, 2021
    Joyce, Dianna, Laura & Chris: Doug was a friend and classmate that I have many great memories of. He loved his family and was especially proud of his grandchildren! May God give you all peace and comfort in the days ahead knowing Doug is free of pain! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
  3. Guest: Suzi Connell Wilson | Bedford, IN
    Date: October 6, 2021
    My sincere condolences. Doug and I had animated discussions about business and logistics as well as shared memories of MHS. So sorry for your loss.
  4. Guest: Cindy Acton Matlock | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: October 5, 2021
    To Diana and Doug’s children: I have many good memories of Doug! Most recently, I visited with him whenever I went to see my mother, as he had the apartment next to hers. He always had a high school story to recall! Especially when it involved Phil Wigley! He could always make me laugh! Fly high my friend! You will be missed. Cindy
  5. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) WILCOXEN | SPRINGFIELD, MO
    Date: October 5, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Dougs' passing. He was a good friend to my brother, Charlie. May you RIP Doug. Prayers for all.
  6. Guest: Kathy A Thralls | Mitchell, IN
    Date: October 4, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I remember his being in Lil' Abner as if it were yesterday. He will be missed.
  7. Guest: Barbara Ann (Boyd) Vance | Freelandville, In. 47535
    Date: October 4, 2021
    Saddened to hear of your loss. Laura, Christopher, Dianna and all the family - you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time..
  8. Guest: Linda Morris | Poland, IN
    Date: October 4, 2021
    He will be missed. Linda
  9. Guest: Donald R Mann | Indianapolis
    Date: October 3, 2021
    Totally shocked. Remembering at the last class reunion and taking the senior football picture and Doug was in it. He will be missed. RIP Doug, Don.
  10. Guest: Ann & Arthur Stegemann | Indianapolis
    Date: October 3, 2021
    To all of Doug’s family and friends, especially Joyce, we extend our sincere condolences. He will be greatly missed.
  11. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, In
    Date: October 3, 2021