Alvis D. "Al" Atwell, 79, of Gettysburg, Pa., died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at York Hospital.
Born Oct. 8, 1933, in Nebo, Va., he was the son of the late Alvis A. and Mary Ann Cregger Atwell. He was the husband of Geraldine Fogle Atwell, his wife of 54 years.
He was a veteran of the Navy. He was employed for 25 years as a truck driver for Yellow Freight Company and retired in 1998. Following his retirement he worked part-time at Boyds Bears in Adams County.
He was a member of the Harney VFW
, the Central Pennsylvania Teamsters, and the Maryland Retreads Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, spotting eagles in Adams County and playing his guitar, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son Alvis D. Atwell Jr. and wife Patty, of Gettysburg, Pa.; daughter Laura A. Klinefelter and husband Charlie, of Gettysburg, Pa.; grandchildren Daniel M. Smith Jr., Joseph M. Smith, and Ryan M. Atwell; step-granddaughter Erin E. Valentine and husband Nick; a step-great-granddaughter, Ashlyn R. Valentine; sister June Ellen Russell and husband Carl, of Marion, Va.; brothers Noel W. Atwell and wife Julie, of Westminster, and Donnie R. Atwell and wife Barbara, of Taneytown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pa.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Gettysburg. A viewing will be held Sunday evening at the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the
, Adams Division, 417 Phoenix Drive, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Online condolences may be offered at www.monahanfuneralhome.com
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