MITCHELL – Leland C. Atchison, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at his home.
Born April 26, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Alvin and Dollie (Blevins) Atchison. He married Maxine Burton December 20, 1940. He then married Maxine Bundy July 10, 1965, and she preceded him in death May 25, 1995. He later married Mary Ruth Goldsberry February 14, 1996.
He was a World War II vetean serving in the European Theater. He served in Anti Tank Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division and was discharged in 1946 with two years of service. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
He retired from Gemeral Motors Plant in Bedford in 1979 with 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Assembly of God.
Mary Ruth Atchison, Mitchell
Linda Smith and husband, Ivan, Bloomington
Karen Nash, Mitchell
Susan Forbes and husband, Don, Orleans
Donald Atchison and friend, Jewel, Bloomington
Tony Stroud, Tim Holt, Tyra Holt, Tina (Randall) King, Sherri Nash, Butch (Ursula) Nash, Troy (Diedra) Allen, Mike Allen, Justin Allen, Michael and Joe Atchison, and Kaylee Hensley
Austin Stroud, Nick Stroud, Alisha Cooper, Josh Brazzell,
Brandon, Christian, Chandelor, Cole and Graham Nash,
Destiny Atchison, Matthew and Justin Allen, Anthony Nash, and Dustin Moore
great great grandchildren,
Keygan, Matheny, and Madyson Feathers
Gabriel Brazzell, Malachi Brazzell, Zane Shrader
Frank Bundy, Bedford
Sandy Cline, Bedford
Melvin L. Phipps, Santa Maria, California
Paul Gay Phipps, Scottsburg
Particia (Art) Menville, Deanville, Texas
Eugene Atchison, Mitchell
Bertha Young, Mitchell
Erma Pemberton, Mitchell
Loretta Rush, Bloomington
His parents; second wife; infant son, Roger Lee; brothers, Leon and Earl “Buck” Atchison; son-in-law, Roger Nash; and great grandson, Travis Nash, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Millard Jones, Brother Tom Jones, and Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. at Gilgal Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Alzehimer’s Association