Phil Atherton 72, of Buck Creek, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in McLean County. Phillip Roy Atherton was born November 24, 1946 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Lander C. “L.C.” and Lorean Fay Story Atherton and was married to the former Elaine Ray Atherton March 18, 1983. Phil was a farmer, former co-owner and founder of Advance Feeding Systems and Landhandlers Service Shop and a member of Buck Creek Baptist Church, where he was an active member of the Faith Riders and the Patriot Guard. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and also enjoyed the sport of tractor pulling and spending time with both his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by an infant sister, Judith Ann Atherton.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Elaine Atherton; a son, Phillip Chad Atherton (Debra) of Livermore; two daughters, Shannon Render (Bear) of Calhoun and Chelsea Atherton of Beaver Dam; four grandchildren, Hannah Render, Trenton Render, Shelby Atherton and Sydney Atherton; a sister, Janet Hicks (W.E.) of Livermore; a brother-in-law, Horace Atherton, Jr. of Calhoun; a sister-in-law, Jeanie Atherton of Benton; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Buck Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Webb and Ron Wells officiating. Burial will be in the Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the McLean County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post #5415. Friends may visit with Phil’s family from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel and from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Buck Creek Baptist Church.
The Phil Atherton family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Buck Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund; 3788 U.S. Highway 431 North; Calhoun, Kentucky 42327. Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Musters in Livermore and at Buck Creek Baptist Church.
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Buck Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund
3788 U.S. Hwy. 431 North, Calhoun KY 42327