Richard Lewis ATWOOD



ATWOOD, Richard Lewis Age 69 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died Sunday, March 17, 2013. Mr. Atwood was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. Ordax and the U.S.S. Thornback (SS418). Mr. Atwood was a member of the VFW Post #1291, the American Legion Post #281, Voiture Locale #1391 and the USSVI Volunteer Base for 10 years. He retired from Western Electric/AT&T after 25 years of service. Mr. Atwood was a lifetime member of the Community Workers of America and the Telephone Pioneers. He was a member of the Mt. Juliet-West Wilson Historical Society and a volunteer at the Wilson County Archives. Mr. Atwood was the son of the late William Franklin Atwood, Sr. and Myrtle Mae Halpin Atwood. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Jane Elizabeth Atwood Felts and Ann Frances Atwood Syvarth, and brothers, William Franklin Atwood, Jr., Edwin Emmett Atwood, James Donald Atwood and Robert Turner Atwood. He is survived by wife of 39 years, Dixie Lee Atwood; children, Regina Carol Robinson, Andrew Thomas (Linda) Atwood and Christopher Atwood; brother, John Wesley (Sue) Atwood, M.D.; sister, Mary Lou Atwood Scribner; grandson, Jacob Hunter Robinson. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Bond Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Alan Herd officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as Active Pallbearers. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Gideons International, the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter or the . Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. until service time Friday, at BOND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN (615) 773-2663; Obit Line, (615) 641-2663.

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Published in The Tennessean on Mar. 20, 2013