On Sunday, May 22, 2016, Gary Ross Atchley passed quietly from this life in the comfort of his home with Deborah, his wife of 21 years, by his side. Family visitation will be at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, with funeral services at Scranton Cemetery, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.

Gary was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, working to help other alcoholics and addicts find a sober life. His calm demeanor provided others a platform to work toward healing and recovery. He touched many lives in Sherman, Stephenville, and Brownwood.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah; his daughter, Emily; sisters, Glenna Perrin, Kristi DuBose and husband Stephen; brother, Ron Atchley and wife Karen; grandchildren, Michael and fiancé Callie, Hannah, and Leah; along with several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Lois; cousin Lezlea, Diana, and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Mary Atchley; and brother-in-law, James.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.