PEORIA - Donald Richard Atwell, 82, of Peoria passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
He was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Rutledge, Mo., to Willie R. and Mildred E. Matlock Atwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brother, Leland (and Gladys) Atwell of Gulfport, Miss.; sister, Alice Darlene (and James) Rice of Jacksonville, Ill.; nephews and nieces, Ron Atwell of San Mateo, Calif., Dan (and Doris) Atwell of San Diego, Calif., Tom (and Sue) Atwell of Peoria, Ill., Bob (and Lynne) Atwell of Spring Bay, Ill., Richard Rice of Springfield, Ill., Lezlie Rice of Jacksonville, Ill., and James Rice of Chatham, Ill.; and numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked for Caterpillar, retiring Jan. 31, 1992.
Cremation has been accorded and no services are planned at this time. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at csmico.com.