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Col Willard B. Atwell, Jr
Birth: Aug. 25, 1915
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 2006
Escambia County
Florida, USA

Willard B. Atwell, Jr.

Col. USAF Retired

Aug. 25, 1915 - Oct. 6, 2006

Retired Col. Willard B. Atwell, Jr., USAF of Perdido Bay County Club Estates, recently passed away peacefully at his home following an extended illness.

He was born August 15, 1915, in Wakefield, MA, one of six children of Willard B. and Harriet Atwell.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, in 1939, and was a member of the "Class of Heroes" who fought the big wars and forged the modern military.

Col. Atwell had a distinguished military career of over thirty years. He was one of the plank holders when the Air Force was established in 1947 and was qualified to fly the many different aircraft. Following military retirement, he worked for Martin Merietta in the missal program subsequently with Connecticut General life Insurance Co. as an onsite estate planner for United Air Lines.

He and his wife, Ruby, moved to Pensacola in 1974.

He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Roger.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Ross Atwell; sons, Wallace M. and Geoffrey W.; and a sister, Betty Holden of Alameda, CA. He has seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren plus many nephews and nieces.

Col. Atwell will be buried with military honors at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, at the convenience of the family.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Elmer Breston and his staff for their excellent care and especially to his nephew, Dr. George Atwell, MD.

A special thank you is extended to Covenant Hospice for their diligent care during his final days.

The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32507, in Col. Atwell's name.

Spouse: Ruby Ross Atwell


Thank you to JoeD for the visitation to the gravesites of Col. Willard B. Atwell and his wife, Ruby Ross Atwell. Also very much appreciated are the beautiful marker stone photos that have been provided for the Memorial Pages that I have contributed to Findagrave in thier Memory.
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  Ruby Ross Atwell (1924 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
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Record added: Nov 05, 2006
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