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Harry Eugene “Gene” AtchisonPassing: September 17, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, September 21st @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, September 21st @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, September 21st

MITCHELL – Harry Eugene “Gene” Atchison, 93, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Indiana University Health Hospice House.

Born October 7, 1929, in Bryantsville, he was the son of Jack Alvin Atchison and Dolly Jane (Blevins) Ingram.

Gene was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, and was active in the Honor Guard.  Gene worked as a truck driver for Architectural Stone Sales and Hall Bros Transport.  He loved driving around, socializing, and working in his garden.

Surviving are his children, Darlene (Kenneth) Irwin of Mitchell, Roland Eugene (Linda) Atchison of Orleans, and Glenda Lea (Larry) Duncan of Mitchell; eleven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; children, Robert Eugene Atchison and David Bryant Atchison; grandson, Brian Scott Johnson; siblings, Leon Atchison, Leland Atchison, Loretta Rush, Bertha Young, Erma Pemberton, Earl “Buck” Atchison, and an infant brother; and the mother of the children, Alma Owens, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Robert Martindale officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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11 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Wayne & Glenda Hall | Mitchell, In 47446
    Date: September 21, 2023
    Bubby& Glenda & family We are so sorry for the loss of your dad he is missed by ALL that knew him he loved to come to the shop & talk ,laugh, and brag about his family ! He was very proud of ea one of youns
  2. Guest: Mark & Teresa Lindley | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: September 20, 2023
    Our family sends our most heartfelt condolences to Gene's family. Both of us worked with Geno at Hall Bros. and our family loved him.. Of course, Mark was closer and could share many stores about him. One of the most memorable stories was the day Gene "landed" the red Ford down by Patoka Lake! Another good memory was Gene riding with Josh in the 2016 Dogwood Festival parade. I have shared this video on my page. Dennis Fields was the emcee. I couldn't see Gene in the truck, but we know he was in there.. Dennis pays tribute to him as a Veteran in his announcement of the Hall Bros. entry. Josh had grown up with Geno around and even put up some hay for him. Gene will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. 💔🙏❤🇺🇸
  3. Guest: William (Bill) Sallee | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: September 20, 2023
    Gene I always enjoyed you when you stopped at City Hall and alway talked to me, most of the Time you talked and I listened because you couldn’t hear very well. I never gave it a thought when we put you in the ambulance it would be the last I would see you alive till we meet again in heaven. My friend.
  4. Guest: Scott Fields | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 20, 2023
    Larry, Glenda & family. Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I know he was a big influence on all your lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Peace ~pete
  5. Guest: Cathy ( Johnson) Wilcoxen | Springfield, MO
    Date: September 20, 2023
    Bub & Linda, sorry for your loss.
  6. Guest: Sonja mills | Mitchell, in
    Date: September 19, 2023
    He was a sweet man , my husband thought the world of him
  7. Guest: Raymona Tanksley | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 19, 2023
    Sorry for your loss Bub & Linda
  8. Guest: Michelle Renee Henderson | Lexington Ky
    Date: September 19, 2023
    I grew up with Eugene because he was friends with my Mammaw and Pappaw Worley.I have many fond memories of him and Pappaws' coon hunting days. He could make you cry and laugh all at once. He was a great man who will never be forgotten. Love you Eugene. You will be missed.
  9. Guest: Todd England | Bedford Indiana
    Date: September 19, 2023
    Gene was a very good man indeed..RIP Gene and thank you for serving our country
  10. Guest: Robin Roberts | Orleans, IN
    Date: September 19, 2023
    A good man and friend!
  11. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 19, 2023
    So very sorry, Eugene had a good long life. He lived it his way until the end. We will always remember him. Prayers and Love to all. Gerry and Pauline