Robert Edward Atchison Jr., 65, Topeka: Nov. 26, 1955 – Oct. 24, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Robert Edward Atchison Jr., 65, Topeka: Nov. 26, 1955 – Oct. 24, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert Edward Atchison Jr., 65, of Topeka, Kan., died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1955, in Topeka, the son of Robert Edward Atchison Sr. and Shirley (Masters) Atchison.

Robert was a near lifelong Topeka resident, living a few years as an adult in Burlingame, Kan. He graduated from Topeka High School with the class of 1974.

Robert worked early in his life for Joe Conroy Construction as a laborer and then for Smitline Excavating on a uniloader. He was still working currently as a care companion for Grace Home Care.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Topeka. Robert was also a very active bowler, bowling in leagues at Gage Bowl and Southwest Bowling over the years. He was an avid pool player. He also loved to camp and go fishing. He enjoyed many a summer day at the lake in a chair with his feet up and a beer in his hand enjoying the hot summer day. He never missed a Chiefs game and was always excited for an eventful win. Robert loved his grandkids dearly and would stop whatever he was doing to go to an event of theirs or to spend time with them. He was also a connoisseur of the Topeka Zoo Train. If you went to the zoo Robert was going to make you ride the train and if it was nice enough maybe twice.

Robert is survived by three children, Robert Edward Atchison III, Wichita, Kan., Beth Atchison, Tonganoxie, Kan., and Sara Bryan, Gardner, Kan.; three siblings, Russell Atchison, Topeka, Steve Atchison, Grand Junction, Colo., and Carolyn Boncakowski, Topeka; and eleven grandchildren, Jacob Atchison, Kiden Atchison, Lucas Atchison, Annabelle Atchison, Hunter Atchison, Emily Atchison, Colby Atchison, Thomas Wright, Allianna Kerns, Trenton Bryan, and Jillian Bryan.

Graveside funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame. The family will meet with friends 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 503 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame.

Memorial contributions can be made to Robert E. Atchison Jr. Memorial Fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences can be left at

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