Marvin R. Atchison Jr.

Published 4:43 pm Monday, June 4, 2012

Marvin R. Atchison Jr., 70, of Trussville died Friday, June 1, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on Wednesday, March 4, 1942, in Alabama, son of the late Marvin R. Atchison Sr. and the late Lucille Stough Atchison.

He served eight years in the Air Force and retired from Bell South Telecommunications in 2003.

Surviving are his special friend and caregiver, Norma Meeks of Trussville; three daughters, Lisa (Keith) Compton of Louisville, Ky., Roxanne (Dwight) Sims of Pinson and Donna Warren of Pinson; son, Russell Atchison of Warrior; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Donald (Carol) Atchison of Clanton, Doyle (Sue) Atchison of Alabaster, Joel (Hilda) Atchison of Maplesville, Paul (Catherine) Atchison of Montgomery and Edward (Cecilia) Atchison of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Shelby (Dwayne) Machan of Cropwell, Alice (Brooks) Burnett of Stanton and Diann Atchison of Selma.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Howell Atchison, and sister, Francis Burt.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 5 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be held Tuesday, June 5 at 12:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in Alabama National Cemetery.

Special thanks to hospice nurse Valerie Stanley. Also special thanks to Dr. Lisle Nabell of UAB Kirkland Clinic.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT. 06851.

Martin Funeral Home directing

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