Thomas "Tommy" Atchison

April 26, 1927November 5, 2010

Thomas L. Atchison Bartlett – Services for Thomas (Tommy) Atchison, 83, of Bartlett and formally of Killeen, will be on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2pm at St. John Lutheran Church in Bartlett with Pastor Mike Swink and Pastor Margaret Clemings. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartlett. Mr. Atchison died Friday, November 5, in a Bartlett nursing home. He was born April 26, 1927 in Ralls, Texas to Thomas M. and Jim Esta Reid Atchison and was raised in the Gatesville area. He was in the US Air Force during World War II stationed at Guam. He married Janice Wentrcek on September 28, 1958 at St. John Lutheran Church in Bartlett. He was a car and moblehome dealer in Temple and Killeen for over 40 years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was on the Killeen Planning and Zoning Commission until retiring in Bartlett where he was now a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He loved traveling, fishing, yard work and going to the lake house. He enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Phil Atchison, and two brothers, R.L. Atchison and Duard Atchison. Survivors include his wife; two-sons, Ricky and wife Judy Atchison and Jerry and wife Susan Atchison all of Killeen. Four- grandchildren; Jeff and wife Kristi Atchison, and Shelley and husband Craig (Bear) Pardon all of Killeen and Mandy Atchison of Burleson and Todd Atchison. Four-great-grandchildren Logan and Kaci Atchison and Emily and Kenzie Pardon all of Killeen. He also had numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to St. John Lutheran Church Tabernacle Fund, Po.Box 70, Bartlett, Texas 76511, Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department, Po Box 676, Bartlett, Texas 76511 or VistaCare Hospice, 2626 S. 37th, Temple, Texas 76504. Visitation will be on Monday, November 8, 2010 from 6pm-8pm at Goodnight Funeral Home in Bartlett. Pallbearers : Jeff Atchison, Bear Pardon, Steven Wentrcek, Zachary Janke, David Kell, Paul Cosper, Ellis Atchison, and James Atchison Honorary pallbearers: Barton Marshburn, Ace Connell, Gaylon Christi, Bobby Grant, Kenneth Kunz, Rayland Kunz, and Mike Adamson. Soloist: Lynette Connell Kunz. Funeral arrangements are being made my Goodnight Funeral Home in Bartlett,TX


  • Thomas L. Atchison Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thomas "Tommy" Atchison

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


November 21, 2010

Janice and family
I hold so many wonderful memories of times spent traveling with you two, working next door at MidTown motors to your mobile home sales lot, times at your home, etc. John loved Tommy and now they are in Heaven talking over old times. May God give you peace and understanding in the days ahead.
Love to you all, Darlene and boys

November 9, 2010

Dear Janice and family,

I have had so many good memories with you all that I could go on writing for days. From going to the Killeen Kangaroo football games in your motor home, Ruidosa, the Colorado trip- when Tommy was snoring so loud I thought he was a bear, checking trot lines at all hours of the night and morning on Lake Inks, and Tommy telling me to hold my nose sideways and I would catch a fish; but the best memory of Tommy was going fishing with him and my dad at Belton Lake-using a couple of BIG nets and their "special phone". Catfish came floating up all around the boat and Tommy jumped in the lake with a net and caught the biggest catfish I have ever seen! We had to tie it to the boat and drag it back to the dock. Unfortunately, that's the last time I've been fishing like that!

Tommy was a great person, and I am thankful to have all the special memories.


Barton & Barbara Mashburn

November 8, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to the Atchison family. We will forever treasurer those times spent together. What fun we had on our many road trips in the motor home and week-ends at the lake house. Thanks for the sweet memories.

Janice, Ricky & Jerry may you be surrounded by God’s love, blessed by His peace and aware of His presence during this time. Hugs & Blessings

Shawn Grant

November 8, 2010

Dear Janice, Ricky, Jerry,

I will always remember growing up and getting to swim, watch football, eat BBQ, and have a great times at Tommy and Janices. Tommy and Janice always made you feel at home. I will never forget Tommy's smile and laughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shawn Grant

Ron Forest

November 7, 2010

Dear Janice and sons, Redon and I were sad to get your call this evening about Tommy's death. We have so many good memories of our times together when we lived in Killen/Ft Hood. We regret very much that we are now in South Carolina and will not be back in Texas until after Tommy's funeral. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your dear old friends, Ron and Redon Forest.

Bobby/Bet Grant

November 7, 2010

Dear Janice, Ricky, Jerry,
We are saddened to hear of Tommy's passing. We have such great memories. You and your family are in our thoughts and
Bobby and Bet Grant

Goodnight Funeral Home

November 6, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time