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John Thurman Atherton
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1923
Kaufman County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 2012
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Services for John Thurman Atherton, 89, of Canton, Texas, are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday November 1, 2012 at Eubank Chapel with David Bell officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mabank, Texas.

He passed away October 29, 2012 in Dallas, TX.

Mr. Atherton was born July 16, 1923 in Kemp, TX, to John C. and Bashie Williamson Atherton.

John was a member of the Teel Church of Christ. He grew up in Kemp, TX where he attended school. In 1950 he moved to Van Zandt County. He enjoyed farming, cows, gardening and he loved reading and watching WWII documentaries. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a devoted Christian man, his word was his bond. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Surviving are Wife, Barbara Atherton of Canton, TX, Daughter, Patricia Tackett of Garland, TX, Daughter, Mary & Larry Patrick of Chickasha, OK, Daughter, Dorothy & Dan McKinney of Canton, TX, Son, James Atherton of Canton, TX, 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild, 5 Sisters, 3 Brothers.

John was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Virgie Atherton, Grandson, John Patrick, Sister, Mary Guinn, Sister, Lula Geddy, Great Granddaughter, Faith, Brother, Carroll Atherton.

Pallbearers are Delbert Whitton, Kyle Whitton, Tom Selgas, Lynn Hughey, Jim Nelson, Steve Fuentes

Family will receive friends Wednesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

thank you
Family links: 
  John Charles Atherton (1892 - 1962)
  Bashie Oleta Williamson Atherton (1898 - 1997)
  Virgie O. Atherton (1927 - 2002)
  Elsie T Atherton Splawn (1921 - 2013)*
  John Thurman Atherton (1923 - 2012)
  Mary Ellen Atherton Guinn (1928 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Elm Grove Cemetery
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
Plot: NW-03-24
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Nov 06, 2012
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- Anonymous
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