Obituary: Marvin D. Atchison


September 14, 1938 – December 22, 2020


Bedford – Marvin D. Atchison, 82, of Bedford, passed away at 7:27 am on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 14, 1938, in Martin Co., he was the son of Delbert and Hattie (Johnson) Atchison.

He married Patty (Hunter) Murphy on March 15, 1984, and she survives.

He retired as a machine repairman from General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Mundell Christian Church and U.A.W. Local #440. He was a master gardener, known as the ‘tomato man’ in the local farmer’s market. He loved woodworking and was an avid painter.


Survivors include his wife, Patty, of Bedford; children, Eric Scott Atchison and wife, Michelle, of Bedford, Melissa R. (Atchison) Llano, of Woodstock, GA, Daniel Dale Atchison and wife, Jennifer, of Canton, GA; two step daughters, Shonja Miracle and husband Anthony David, Rebecca Lutgens, of Bedford; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, George and James “Bud” Atchison; a sister, Virginia Stroud and a son, Jeffrey Wayne Atchison (in infancy).


Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, December 28th at the Mundell Christian Church with Pastor John Wisley officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 27th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, all at Mundell Christian Church.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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