Kenneth "Kenny" Douglas Atha

May 26, 1951May 27, 2018

It is with great sadness that the children of Kenneth D. Atha (Kenny) announce his passing after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the age of 67 years.

A teacher, father, mentor, and craftsmen, Kenny spent his early life as an electrical contractor and his later life as a vocational teacher and school administrator with Henry County Public Schools. Kenny attended the University of Texas (BS), Georgia State University (M.Edu), University of Georgia (M.Edu), and University of West Georgia (Ed.S). He was cherished by many students, leaving a legacy of strong, able-bodied men and women with the skills to be successful in career and life.

Friends of Kenny will tell you that it was not his career but his children, Jason (Hayley) and Robin, that were his pride and joy. He was a devoted father who gave his all to see Jason and Robin grow up to be successful. Kenny is predeceased by his parents Quincy and Mildred, and his wife Vicky. Kenny is survived by his children, siblings Carol, Kathy, and Errol, nieces, extended family, and dear friends.

A visitation will occur on Thursday, May 31 from 4PM-7PM at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory, 135 Senoia Rd, Peachtree City, GA 30269. All friends and family are welcome to drop by and celebrate the life of Kenny.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kenneth "Kenny" Douglas Atha

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Todd Duffey

September 17, 2018

Sad to hear of Kenny’s passing.
What an impact he had on my life at Stockbridge High School. Kenny was no nonsense but he had a way of encouraging and helping me build my self esteem. My condolences to the family and no words can express my gratitude for what Kenny did to prepare me for adulthood. God Bless!!!!

Trinity Air

May 31, 2018

It's a loss of companionship and unconditional love. Let special memories bring you comfort.

Trinity Air & Staff

Janice Watkins

May 28, 2018

I worked with Kenny for many, many years at Stockbridge High School and then HC Board of Ed. He was always a pleasure to work with and always had a kind word for everyone. He was deeply loved by his students and faculty.
God bless you. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Kenny.