barnhayLIVERMORE, Ky. (6/22/19) — Chad Atherton, 44 of Livermore died Thursday, June 20 at University of Louisville Medical Center.

Phillip Chad Atherton was born Jan. 22, 1975 in Owensboro to Phillip Roy and Patricia Carol Bowman Atherton, was married to the former Debra Suzanne Igleheart May 3, 1997 and was known as “Uncle Buck” to his nieces and nephews. He was the former owner of Advance Feeding Systems in Livermore, was currently a sales representative with Diversified Agriculture and was a member of Buck Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was active in the Faith Riders.

Chad was a Gideon, was active in Emmaus and was a member of the Ohio Valley Tractor Pullers Association. He enjoyed tractor pulling, working on his tractors, and farming. Chad was preceded in death by his father, Phil Atherton, who died May 21, 2019.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Debra Atherton; two daughters, Shelby Atherton and Sydney Atherton, both at home; his mother, Trish Blades (Tom) of Island; his stepmother, Elaine Atherton of Buck Creek; two sisters, Shannon Render (Bear) of Calhoun and Chelsea Atherton of Beaver Dam; a brother, Sean Blades (Amy) of Island; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Buck Creek Baptist Church. Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore and 9:30 - 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

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