Kirk Jason Atchley, 21, was born March 16, 1986 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. After graduating from Booneville High School, he attended University of Arkansas of Fort Smith where he was studying to be a mental health therapist. Among his many accomplishments he was a Black Belt in Shinjutsu Kempo Karate, Black Sash in Kuai Pai Shou Gung-Fu, and an Arkansas State Champion Black Belt Division.
He died Friday, March 30, 2007 in Fort Smith. He is preceded in death by an uncle, Rick Atchley, his grandfather, Loyal C. Luther and great-grandfather Buddy Nelson.
A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roller Funeral Home.
He is survived by his parents, Monty L. Atchley of Fort Smith and Patricia and husband Michael Webster of Claremore, Ok; a brother, Spencer Lee Atchley of Fort Smith; a sister, Nicci Atchley of Tulsa, OK; two uncles, Curtis Showen and Frank Johnson both of Booneville; paternal grandparents, C.E. and Patty Atchley; maternal grandmother, Clara Luther and great-grandmother, Lottie Nelson.
Pallbearers will be George Elliott, Kevin Evans, Hayden Henry, Frank Johnson, Justin McHenry, Isaac Cobb and Seth Fleming.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at Roller Funeral Home in Booneville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kirk J. Atchley Scholarship Fund. Send funds to Community National Bank, P.O. Box 235, Booneville, AR 72927.