The Woodward News

Obituaries

August 7, 2012

Robert "Bob" Atchley

Woodward, Okla. — Robert “Bob” Atchley, 85 year old Woodward resident, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the Mooreland Heritage Manor.  At his request he was cremated and there will be no service.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

 

Robert Atchley was born on March 30, 1927 in Wayne, Oklahoma to Graden “Doc” and Mable (Lowrey) Atchley and grew up in the Mangum Willow area.  After working as a “Sleeper” for the Woodward Fire Department he became the Fire Chief and served 20 years, retiring in 1965.  In 1961 he served as President of the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association.

 

Bob was a member of the Woodward Free Will Baptist Church and he enjoyed Bible study very much.  He loved fishing, hunting and really enjoyed traveling.

 

Because of his ill health, Bob moved to the Mooreland Heritage Manor a couple of years ago.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother and his great friend, Melvin Gaston.

 

He is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and his family of the heart, Donna Gaston, Bob and Riley Gaston, Jeff and Sherri Phillips, and Jared and Jacob.

 

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

 

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