JOSEPH QUINN ATCHLEY, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. He was born on Dec.14, 1928 in Illinois, son of the late Bryan and Nellie (Sullivan) Atchley. He worked in preventative maintenance during his 43 years at Kunkle Industries. He was a proud member of the Church of Christ, Harlan, Ind. He enjoyed writing poetry, playing music, woodworking, yard work, and traveling, but most of all he loved his family dearly. Surviving family include his wife whom he married on May 26, 1950 and spent 61 years together, Marlene O. (Wehrly) of Ft. Wayne; children, Jolene (James) Beerbower of Woodburn, Larry (Deb) Atchley of Cecil, OH, David (Paula) Atchley of Woodburn, Julie (Mike) Mason of Woodburn; siblings, Opal Gentry, Jean (Charles) Tichnor, Millard (Connie) Atchley, Dwayne (Vermalene) Atchley; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by a sister, Alma Eades, and brothers, Chester and Dale Atchley. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at the Church of Christ-Harlan, IN, 17108 S.R. 37, Harlan with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Harlan Christian School - Children's Playground Fund. Please visit to leave online condolences.


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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals
6810 Old Trail Road Fort Wayne, IN 46809
(260) 747-3186

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 19, 2011