Fred Arthur Atwood, 66, of Meredosia, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at his home.
He was born Oct. 13, 1941, in Watseka, the son of Andy and Leta Ferry Atwood. He married Anna Allen on Oct. 12, 1990, in Versailles, and she survives.
He is also survived by one son, Tyler (wife, Michelle) Atwood of Sheldon; two stepsons, Michael (wife, Karen) Garrett of Jacksonville and Allen Garrett (fiancï¿½e, Stephanie Barrett) of Martinsville, Ind.; four grandchildren, Caleb and Lily Atwood, both of Sheldon, and Jason and Nicole Garrett, both of Jacksonville; one brother, Andy Atwood of Kankakee; and two sisters, Jean Anderson of Watseka and Kate Loveland of Iroquois. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda and Anita Atwood.
Mr. Atwood served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1964. He worked as a Road Supervisor for Illinois Valley Paving for the past 37 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He and his wife liked to travel, and often vacationed in Las Vegas and Mexico. He enjoyed hunting and watching westerns.
A funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Thursday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia. Cremation rites will then be accorded. The family will meet friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to Meredosia Rescue Squad. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19, 2008