James H. Atchely, age 53, a New Castle resident, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Henry Community Health. He was born February 4, 1969 in Wilson, Arkansas, a son of Henry Carlton and Barbara Turner Atchley.
James had resided in New Castle for many years and had worked in the field of agriculture as a sprayer of insecticides. He loved family activities, fishing, watching cooking shows, and western movies.
Left to cherish his loving memory include his wife, Valerie Luna Atchley; three children, Nathan Atchley (fiancé, Casey Scott) of Rushville, Tyler Atchley of New Castle, Jessie Atchley (fiancé, Mason Adams) of New Castle; grandson, Barrett Ashley; half-sister, Traci Doyle (husband, Jason) of Florida; his father, Henry Carlton Atchley of Water Velit, Michigan; sisters, Vicki Atchley of Arkansas, Sally Miller (husband, Mark) of Elkhart, Wanda Tucker (husband, Jake) of Edwardsburg, Michigan, Autum Atchley of Water Velit, Michigan. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Turner Atchley and stepmother, Mary Atchley.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021 at Macer-Hall-Marcum Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad St., with Reverend John Saylor officiating. Friends may call beginning 12:00 p.m., until service time Monday at the funeral Home. Funeral directors and staff are honored to serve the Atchely family. Online condolences may be made at www.macerhall.com.