Randall Steven Atchley

Randall Steven Atchley
Randall Steven Atchley

Randall Steven Atchley “Steve”, 70, of Amarillo, TX passed away on July 9th, 2023.

Memorial Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 13th, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Joseph Gooch officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Steve was born in Amarillo, TX on November 9th, 1952, to Wilda Rose Atchley and Randall Duane Atchley and graduated from Caprock High School in 1971.  Shortly after graduation, Steve enlisted in the United State Army and was stationed in Colorado Springs, CO from 1972-1976.  He met his bride of 47 years, Martha Ann, during his service and the two were married on November 23rd, 1974.  They started their family, welcoming their first son, Randall Steven Atchley II, before moving back to Amarillo.  Sons Timothy and Matthew soon followed, and the family resided in Amarillo ever since.

After the Army, Steve worked for Asarco, Texaco, in the car business, and finally as a Logistics Manager for the Amarillo VA Hospital for 20 years before retiring in 2020.

Steve loved to be outdoors, and could be found at the lake camping, fishing, or hunting or taking the family on long road trips for beach vacations.  Steve was also known for his love of finding “bargains”, collecting items, and could be found touring weekend garage and estate sales as a hobby.  Steve coached his kid’s sports teams, attended his all his grandkids ball games and functions, and was known as a great family man.  Steve was a devoted fan of The Texas Longhorns and the University of Alabama “Roll Tide.”  He loved his friends and family fiercely, had an infectious smile, and unmistakable voice and laugh.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Atchley; parents, Randall Duane and Wilda Rose Atchley.

Survivors include his siblings, Ronnie [Judy] Atchley, Rosemary Fewell, and Stanley Atchley; sons, Randall Steven Atchley II [Melissa] Atchley, Timothy Alan Atchley, and Matthew Blake Atchley; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Reece, Makenzee [Nathan] Alarcon, and McCaylie Atchley; and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials be made to: Veterans of Foreign War, Post 1475 c/o Wendy or Mikel McGuire, Amarillo, TX 79109.

4 Replies to “Randall Steven Atchley”

  1. I have known Steve since we were in elementary school and then as a neighbor when we were still kids. I was sorry to hear of his passing and of his parents Rose and Randell. He was such a happy person and he will be missed.

  2. Steve, was absolutely a Beautiful man. He was loving, kind, funny. I grew up with Steve for 49 years. I met him the summer of 1974 when he started dating my sister Martha Ann. From the first time I meet him he always was messing with me & laughed his butt off about it. Threw out the years we Always had the best of times. We attended family events, drove threw major blizzards visiting one another’s family. Always helped one-another in time of need. One way or another. That’s what family does for each other. I Love Steve beyond words. I was blessed to have him as my Brother-in-law! God Bless Your Loving Soul!
    Linda, The Pretty One. Hehehehehehe!

  3. I will dearly miss my good friend. Steve and I played football together at Caprock the entire time we went there. The was not a tougher linebacker!. Rest now fellow Longhorn. We will see you again, and play on the winningest team ever! My heartfelt condolences to Steve’s family…

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