Henry Donald Atteberry

Henry Donald Atteberry, a remarkable man of faith, courage, and compassion, peacefully left this world on August 25th, 2023 at age 81. A true embodiment of the values he held dear, Henry's journey was one of unwavering dedication and love. Born in Hart County, Kentucky, Henry's life was marked by his diverse passions and roles. He began his journey as a Marine, exemplifying his commitment to service and duty. His devotion extended to his faith, as he found solace and strength by attending Bethesda Ministries. Henry's love for labs was evident in the joy he found in their companionship. He was a patient and nurturing baseball coach, guiding and inspiring countless young players to embrace the game. As a father to three children, a Papaw to ten, and a great-grandfather to many, his legacy of love and guidance will live on through the generations. His dedication wasn't limited to family alone. From his time at Fort Knox to his skilled work as an electrician, dog breeder, and construction builder, Henry's hands built not only structures, but also lasting connections with those he worked alongside. He shared special moments on the bowling alley with his brother and two sons, leaving cherished memories etched in time. Henry's creative spirit flourished as a woodworker, and his green thumb was evident in his gardens. He found tranquility by the water's edge as an avid fisherman and hunter. A Kentucky Wildcats fan, his fervor for sports extended beyond the diamond. Yet amid all these roles, his sense of humor shone through, brightening the lives of those fortunate enough to know him. In his role as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, Henry's love knew no bounds. He embraced life's joys and challenges with an unshakeable faith, a kind heart, and a genuine smile. As we remember Henry Donald Atteberry, let us celebrate the legacy he leaves behind a life of service, love, and laughter. Though he has moved on from this world, his spirit will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Hazel Atteberry; two brothers, Frank Atteberry and Bobby Atteberry; one sister, Lillian Page; and one grandchild, Jordan Strange. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Madeline Lucille Lorenz Atteberry of Elizabethtown; two sons, Michael A. (Winnie) Atteberry of FL and Donald E. (Kimberly Vinson) Atteberry of Elizabethtown; one daughter, Kimberly (Paul) Strange of Louisville; two sisters, Grace Braddock of LA and Mary Lou Wilson of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren, Anthony Atteberry, Nicholas Atteberry, Tabatha Meredith, Amber Jankoviak, Liam Strange, Kaylee Strange, Brandon Strange, Adam Rickett, and Emily Turner; and many great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 A.M. Thursday, August 31, 2023 at Bethesda Ministries, 2738 Ring Road in Elizabethtown with Rev. Jerry Westerfield officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, August 30, 2023 and continues after 10 A.M. Thursday all at Bethesda Ministries. Condolences may be expressed at brownfuneral.com.


Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bethesda Ministries

Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethesda Ministries


Thursday, August 31, 2023 starting at 11:00 AM
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