Nov 24 2023



Farley Atkins

US Marine Corps
MRC – Wayne Bewley



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Classification Military Veteran
Military Branch United States Marine Corps
Military Service Mr. Atkins served in the U.S. Marine Corps from October 1967 through October 1971 as a Radio Operator – Paratrooper. Among his awards are the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm & Frame, the Vietnam Service Medal w/Bronze Star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device, the National Defense Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, Marksman (Rifle), and the Good Conduct Medal.
Campaigns Vietnam War (1962 – 1975)
Mission Segments Inurnment Service
Obituary Link to Obituary
Photo Permission Yes
MRC Wayne ‘T-Bone’ Bewley

(817) 925-4863


Part 1

Segment Inurnment Service
Mission Date Friday, November 24, 2023
Staging Time 1030
Briefing Time 1045
In Position/KSU Time 1100
Starting Time 1115
Staging Point Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Staging Address 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway

Dallas, TX 75211

Map Link Link to Map
Details The family of Farley Atkins has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his inurnment service.

After the Mission Briefing, honor bikes will be identified and moved to the Staging Lane to accompany the procession. The remainder of the Riders will proceed to the designated Committal Shelter, establish the Flag Line, and prepare to receive Mr. Atkins’ family and friends. When directed by the MRC, the Riders will return the flags to storage, be debriefed and dismissed.

Support Flags Only; please bring your own water.




Before volunteering and/or attending any North Texas Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.

Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.

Anyone attending any North Texas Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk.

High Temperatures

It’s every RIDER’S PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to hydrate prior to attending a mission. 

Begin drinking water the night before.  Drink water when you wake up and continue drinking water all day to ensure your body stays hydrated.  It should be noted that excessive use of alcohol, coffee, tea, or sodas act as diuretics and tend to dehydrate rather than hydrate.  The use of Powerade or Gatorade or any of the small packets of powder designed to help replace the electrolytes lost from perspiration is important.  The use of cooling towels is important also as they tend to help keep your body temperature down.

If at any time you feel the need, let someone know that you are stepping away from the Flag Line, and find a cool spot to get out of the heat.  Don’t wait until your body collapses.  It is much easier to take a seat and get a cold towel rather than to call EMS for heat stroke.  The family will understand.  If this does occur, please have your emergency card on you so that we can notify a family member.  Hopefully the break will be all you need.  Secondly, if you are riding a bike, please be sure to hydrate again before making the ride home.  Take another 10-15 minutes to cool down then start the ride.  Ideally, stop at an air-conditioned restaurant for something to eat.

Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.