GRAND PRAIRIE -- Brian Lee Atchison, 51, went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2012. Brian was born on March 8, 1961 to Lexas Jackson and Mattie Jo Atchison in Pensacola, FL, and later grew up in Grand Prairie, TX, Littleton, CO, and Abilene, TX, graduating from Abilene Cooper High School.
Brian is survived by his children, Hayden Lee Atchison and Joanna Marie Atchison; his mother, Mattie Jo Atchison; sister, Lisa Atchison Bruce; nephew, Christopher Bruce; mother of his children, Becky Mireles; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He is predeceased by his father, Lexas J. Atchison; brother, Jeffrey Wayne Atchison; paternal grandparents, Burl & Esther Atchison; and maternal grandparents, Walter & Nora Stovall.
Brian adored his children and cherished the time he spent with them. He was a loving and devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Brian loved the outdoors and was happiest when camping in Colorado or at one of his favorite Texas lakes, particularly when joined by his children and friends. He was a loyal long-time employee of Park Place Mercedes.
Brian will always be remembered for his kind and gentle heart, and willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. His passing leaves a huge void in the hearts and lives of his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, an education fund is being established for his children, please contact Lisa Bruce for details.