Atchison, Paul Richard

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Paul Richard Atchison, 66, of Blacksburg, formerly of Virginia Beach, died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Montgomery Regional Hospital.

He was born in Chadron, Neb., on July 18, 1941, to the late George Richard and Leon Mae Burk Atchison, of Harrison, Neb. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime master gardener. He was the co-owner along with his wife, Pat, of Clean and Green Technologies of Christiansburg.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Flora Maxton (Pat) Atchison, of Blacksburg; three children, Deborah Lynn and Gilbert Mauricio, of Blacksburg, Jacob Zeno Gates, of Blacksburg, and Patrick B. Harvey, of Willis, Va.; grandchildren, Anthony J. Younger and wife, Sheleen, and Christopher T. Younger, all of Houston, Texas, and Laurel B. Gates, of Christiansburg; and a great-grandson, Sebastian Kole Younger, of Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106A, Roanoke, Va. 24018. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va.