Ron Atchley, age 71, of Butler Road, Forest City, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his residence.
Ron was born November 23, 1948 in Rutherford County to the late Arnold Atchley and Ronelle Morgan Atchley. He was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1967 and a 1972 graduate of Appalachian State University. Ron served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in the supply room at Snyder Mill for many years and most recently for the Rutherford County Senior Center delivering Meals on Wheels. Ron was a dedicated Christian and a “prayer warrior.” He was an avid NASCAR fan and was known for his common sense and the ability to fix anything that needed fixing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two aunts, Ruth and Roberta Morgan.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of thirty-seven years, Barbara Atchley; daughter, Heather Anton (Tim) of Forest City; son, Barry Conner (Norma) of Hendersonville; two brothers, Gary Atchley (Brenda) and Philip Atchley all of Forest City; sister, Kim Atchley of Anderson, SC. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Josh Keeter, Morgan Keeter, Abbie Anton, Briar Conner and several special nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held for the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Rutherford County Senior Center, 193 Callahan-Koon Road #132, Spindale, NC 28160.
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Rutherford County Senior Center
193 Callahan-Koon Road #132, Spindale NC 28160