Robert Lee Atherley, Jr. of Florence, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Waynesboro, TN. He was 60 years old. Chancellor Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. No services are scheduled at this time.
Robert was born March 26, 1962, in Sacramento, CA to Robert and Marie Atherley, Sr. He has lived in Rankin County for around 16 years, with the last 6 years in Florence. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force where he retired as MSGT. He spent the past 16 years working for Boeing’s C-17 Aircraft Division as the Field Services Supply Representative in MS, supporting the USAF and MS Air National Guard’s C-17s shipping aircraft parts to maintain our nation’s C-17 worldwide fleet of aircraft. He served on the Board of Directors of the Antique Vehicle Club of MS and was a member of the MS Classic Cruisers enjoying his love of old cars. His other joy was riding horses with his local group, Happy Trails.
Robert is preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Atherley, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Kathy Harris of Florence; mother, Marie Atherley of Florence; sister, Marie Loraine Sanchez of Thornton, CO; and brother, Lynn Alan Atherley of Warrensburg, MO.