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Sgt Bruce Allen Atwell
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1944
Death: Sep. 1, 2006


Bruce Allen Atwell
1944 - 2006

Bruce Allen Atwell SALISBURY - Bruce Allen Atwell. Sr., 61, of Salisbury, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006 at Carolina`s Specialty Hospital in Charlotte. He was born Sept. 26, 1944 in North Adams, Mass. To the late Dorothy Shephard Atwell Strange and Earl George Atwell. He was a graduate of Granville High School in Granville, NY. He was a Sgt. In the 3rd Marine Division serving from 1962-1968 as a combat photographer during the Vietnam War. While assisting the 1st Division in the capture of the city of Hue he was injured and received a Purple Heart. He photographs were published in many newspapers and magazines across the US. Mr. Atwell was an Engineer with Norfolk Southern Railway until 2000, retiring on disability. He was of the Lutheran Faith and a Member of the Spencer Moose Lodge, VFW Salisbury and Samuel C. Hart Post. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry, Eddie and Phillip Atwell and two sisters, Janice Atwell and Cheryl Houck. Survivors include his wife Phyllis Parker Atwell whom he married Oct. 3, 1973; sons Bruce Atwell, Jr., Darryl Atwell, both of Salisbury; daughters Cynthia Compton and husband David and Cynthia Cofer, both of Salisbury; brothers Melvin, Richard, Earl and Stevie Atwell, all of Mass.; sisters Barbara Atwell of NY and Candice Czupkiewicz of Mass.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Brookhill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell with Military graveside rites by the Rowan County Honor Guard. Visitation: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lyerly Funeral Home. Memorials: American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

Brookhill Memorial Gardens
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: (704) 279-5521
Maintained by: Don Atwell
Originally Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Jan 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24120709
Sgt Bruce Allen Atwell
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