Atwell, Willard Lee, 80, of Moundsville, died Saturday, February 3, 2018, at home.
He was born August 30, 1937, in Wheeling, the son of the late Edwin and Delphia Schrader Atwell.
Willard was a retired custodian for the Marshall County Schools and First Christian Church, Moundsville, a U.S. Army veteran and a Catholic by faith.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Coffield: a brother Edward Atwell; and a grandson, Stephen Berardi Jr.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Beulah Jean “Candy” Yoho Atwell, his children, Cathy Atwell Berardi (Steve Sr.) of Glen Easton, WV; Will Atwell II of Bridgeport, OH; Nicholas Atwell of Moundsville: and Amanda Atwell Thomas (Christopher) of Moundsville; a brother, James Atwell of Wheeling; two sisters, JoAnn Anderson of Neffs, OH; and Erma Sawyer of Michigan; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV., where services will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 11 am with Rev. Keith Forkey officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
Sorry for your loss, he was a good man.
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Willard Lee Atwell, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
and prayers to the family of ….
US Army Veteran, Willard Lee Atwell, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †