Horace Franklin Atchley

August 14, 1931September 11, 2013
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Horace F. Atchley, Okolona, KY, 82, entered his Heavenly home of rest on September 11, 2013. Horace was born to Frank and Nellie Atchley on August 14, 1931 and was raised on a farm in Girkin, KY. He served as a US Army Staff Sergeant in The Korean War. He retired from General Electric and owned Freeway Equipment Co. with his great passion for sales and small engine repairs. He was a member of Meadow Hill Baptist Church. Horace is survived by Wilma Atchley, wife of 58 years; son, Kevin Atchley (Susan)Bowling Green, KY; daughters Brenda Reece (Ken) Ormond Beach, FL; and Denise Crawford (Randy) Prosper, TX. Grandchildren Landon and Cameron Crawford; Whitley Lyon (Jeff); USAF Staff Sergeant Timothy Atchley, USMC Sergeant Shawn Atchley, USMC 2nd Lieutenant Anthony Atchley (Candice) and Spenser and Savannah Sawyers. He is also survived by sisters Virgie Grimes and Clara Ruth Reiter of Bowling Green, KY. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Horace was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Anna Myrle Wilson and Louise Pennington. The family wishes to thank the team of doctors and nurses at Jewish Hospital for their extended support and care. Visitation will be from 11:00am-8pm Sunday, September 15, Evergreen Funeral Home, Louisville, KY. Funeral services will be held at 8:00AM, Monday, September 16, 2013 at Evergreen Funeral Home with military burial following in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans or The Gideons International.


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2013

Horace Franklin Atchley

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September 23, 2013

Dad, one final note to you --You taught us much about life just by living yours -- many, many years of suffering you endured quietly and with grace ... we are SO happy for you now, and SO sad for us. We miss you now and forevermore. Go Rest High on that Mountain! Love you, Brenda

Linda Spoo

September 20, 2013

Wilma, Brenda, and Denise: So sorry for your loss. We have not been in contact for several years, however, I do think of your family often. Sending prayers for you at this time of need.

September 17, 2013

So sorry for your loss, it was an honor to be there for him and your family in your time of need.

Shawn G. RN

September 16, 2013

Wilma, Denise and Family,
We are so saddened and sorry to hear of Horace's passing. We just found about it this morning around 9am. We have so many wonderful memories of you guys from Meadow Hill and are so thankful to have had Horace and your family as a part of our childhood memories. We apologize for not knowing and not being able to make it by the funeral home this weekend. Denise, I just spoke to Steve to let him know and he will try to stop by the house this evening. Mom and Dad send their condolences as well. Our prayers are with you and love to all.
~Sydney (Shultz) Newton

September 16, 2013

Wilma, Denise and family,
We are so saddened to hear of your family's loss. So many wonderful memories with you guys at Meadowhill. We just found out about Horace's passing around 9:00 this morning and just feel awful that we didn't get to stop by the funeral home. Denise, I just spoke to Steve at work and he wanted me to let you know he is truly sorry and will try to stop by the house this evening. Mom and Dad send their condolences as well. Love to you all!

Shirley and Jerry McGee

September 16, 2013

Dear Wilma and family, So sorry to see that Horace had passed. You now have a special angel to watch over all of you and he can help Daddy Hibdon in Heaven now.
Our prayers are with all of you. God Bless Shirley

September 15, 2013

Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in God's eternal peace. From a grateful American.

Kim (Gambrell) Gilbert

September 15, 2013

Denise, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Lee

September 15, 2013

My prayers are with the family at this time. I met Mr. & Mrs Atchley back in 05 when I worked for Bill and Jean Goodwin. Mr. Atchley would always stop by to check on them and to buy vegetables from the garden that Mr. Beckmann farmed on their land. Mr Atchley always spoke fondly of his family and you could see the love when he talked about his grand children. He was such a strong man, and for that I admired him. Rest in eternal peace.

Tom & Angie Bergmann

September 14, 2013

We were saddened to hear of Horace's passing. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. I know he's looking down and smiling on his wonderful family. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. We love y'all so very much.