Honoring the Memory of Glenn Atchley Hospital Board Chairman
Glenn Howard Atchley, Sr., age 88, of Olney, owner of Atchley Insurance Agency since 1949, and longtime farmer and rancher died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, in Dallas. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the First Baptist Church with Kelly Russell, pastor, and Scotte Clark officiating. Interment followed in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Glenn served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a flight engineer for both B-17s and B-29s from 1942 to 1945.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and an Oklahoma Sooner’s fan, missing few home football games
from 1946 thru 2008. Glenn was founder of the Olney Rodeo Association in 1948 and served as president
for a number of years. He coached Little League in the 1950s, mentoring many young men.
Glenn was a member and president of the Hamilton Hospital Board of Directors from 1960 to 2009.
Glenn received the State of Texas Founder’s award for Outstanding Hospital Trustee in 1992 from the Texas Healthcare Trustee Foundation.
He was a member of the Olney Independent School District Board of Trustees and served as president in 1961.
He was also a member of the Rotary Club and the Olney Chamber of Commerce, serving both boards as an officer
and director. Glenn served on the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, in Fort Worth and as a member
of the North Texas Rehabilitation Center Board from 1980 to 1990. He had been a member of the
First Baptist Church since 1931 and served in the Junior High Department for 30 years. He was named
Olney Citizen of the Year in 1995. Glenn and Kathrine received the Olney Pioneer Award in 2009.
He was preceded in death by one son, Glenn H. Atchley, Jr. on August 10, 1997; and one sister,
Billie Pauline Moore in 1963.
Survivors include his wife, Kathrine Atchley of Olney; one son, Dr. Steve Atchley and wife Eileen of Denver, Colo.;
two daughters, Glenda Burg of Dallas and Georgia Atchley of Olney; one sister, Bobbie Jane Gates and
husband Griffith of Manhattan, Kan.; grandchildren, Kathie Smith, Donna Burg, Bridgette Corn, Katie Weiss,
Glenn H. (Tres) Atchley III, Amber Cokins, Sara Jackson and Jessica Rivers; 15 great grandchildren;
one nephew, Paul Gates, and two nieces, Sherrye Bogle and Delisa Thomas.
Memorials may be made to
Hamilton Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 158
Olney, Texas 76374