Robert Edward Atchison, Jr., 65, of Topeka, KS died Sunday, October 24, 2021 at his home.
He was born November 26, 1955 in Topeka, KS the son of Robert Edward Atchison, Sr. and Shirley (Masters) Atchison. Robert was a near lifelong Topeka resident living a few years as an adult in Burlingame, KS. He graduated from Topeka High School with the class of 1974.
Robert worked early in his life for Joe Conroy Construction as a laborer and then for Smitline Excavating on a uniloader. He was still working currently as a care companion for Grace Home Care.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Topeka. Robert was also a very active bowler, bowling in leagues at Gage Bowl and Southwest Bowling over the years. He was an avid pool player He also loved to camp and go fishing. He enjoyed many a summer day at the lake in a chair with his feet up and a beer in his hand enjoying the hot summer day. He never missed a Chiefs game and was always excited for an eventful win. Robert loved his grandkids dearly and would stop whatever he was doing to go to an event of theirs or to spend time with them. He was also a connoisseur of the Topeka Zoo Train. If you went to the zoo Robert was going to make you ride the train and if it was nice enough maybe twice.
Robert is survived by three children, Robert Edward Atchison, III and his wife, Mary, Wichita, KS, Beth Atchison and her husband, Cliff Kern, Tonganoxie, KS, Sara Bryan and her husband, Rory, Gardner, KS; three siblings, Russell Atchison, Topeka, KS, Steve Atchison, Grand Junction, CO, Carolyn Bonczkowski, Topeka, KS; and eleven grandchildren, Jacob Atchison, Kiden Atchison, Lucas Atchison, Annabelle Atchison, Hunter Atchison, Emily Atchison, Colby Atchison, Thomas Wright, Allianna Kern, Trenton Bryan, and Jillian Bryan.
Graveside funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday October 29, 2021 at Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame KS. The family will meet with friends from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, Burlingame, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Robert E. Atchison, Jr., Memorial Fund and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.