Lifetime Delta County resident Jay Atchley passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Montrose Memorial Hospital. He was 80 years old.
Jay Atchley was born March 4, 1941, to Selby Emerson Atchley and Katherine Marie Esser in Delta, Colorado. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Delta, getting his GED from Delta High School in 1959.
Jay Served our country In the United States Army. He enlisted May 28th, 1966 and was honorably discharged May 27th, 1968.
Jay was a member of the Elks Club. He was also a member of the Delta First Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, bicycle riding and was an avid collector of coins, knives and scrapping copper and iron. He was a huge fan of the LA Dodger’s Base Ball Team and the Denver Broncos.
Jay is survived by his daughters Larissa Janel Atchley and Marie Dunlap; two brothers Ronald E. Atchley and Dennis W Atchley; three grandchildren Anthony Joseph Ortiz, Karena Atchley and Taylor Diaz; three great-grandchildren Mitchal Royden Kirstatter, Taylor Raylen Worley and Penelope Diaz.
Jay is preceded in death by his parents; brother Frank Brant; sister Marvella Scharf and one great-grandchild Zaden Scott Atchley.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be sent to: Wounded Warrior Project
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