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Mr. James Robert Atherton, Jr.

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“Sheila, I am so sorry about James. He will live on in your memory. You and family will be in my prayers as you go through this hard time of saying...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Chet and Debby Machan - KY

“Love you James I sure will miss the calls evert day and night but no more pain I don't know what aim going to do you were my only brother but you...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Goodgine - Louisville, KY

“i remember the many years of fourth of july parties,remember james'father and what a riot he was.also remember james and shelia coming to see me at...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: gwyn beams - shepherdsville, KY

“Dear Jeff, Amy & Family,We are so deeply saddened to hear about the passing of James. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Harris & Andrea Yussman - KY

“Dear family and friends of Mr. James Robert Atherton, Jr.,I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May our heavenly father...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts for your family.Jean at Dr. Nonie George's office. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jean Hardin - VINE GROVE, KY

“Sheila, I am so sorry about James passing. You and family are in my prayers. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Debby Machan - Louisville, KY

“We love you James. You will be missed. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Fischbach (Settles)

“Love you brother You are with mom and dad you are not sick no more you will be healthy and no more pain RIP ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Dewitt - Louisville, KY


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James Robert Atherton, Jr., 55, of Okolona returned to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his loving family, Monday, April 24, 2017. Mr. Atherton was born September 1, 1961 in Louisville to the late James Robert Atherton Sr. and Jane Ann Atherton, and was a Heating and Air Installer for commercial units for Hettinger and Shuck Heating and Air. Mr. Atherton loved his "fully dressed" 2006 Heritage Soft Tail Classic, and his very special red and white 1993 Ford F150 truck. He was a jokester with a wonderful sense of humor, and an avid U of K fan. Mr. Atherton first and foremost loved his family and his toy poodle Daisy, dearly, however his second love was cars. He loved cars; working on them, restoring them, and driving them. Mr. Atherton had a good heart; he never met a stranger and he touched many lives. James Robert Atherton, Jr. was loved by everyone who had the privilege to know him. James will be greatly missed.

Mr. Atherton leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shelia Atherton; his son, Jeff Hall (Amy); his sisters, Deborah Goodgine (John Sr.), Hope Dewitt, and Michelle Dewitt (Terry); several nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Hwy at Brooks Rd.) with burial in Brookland Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 12:00 pm until time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Cancer Society.