Terrell R. Atwell (1937 - 2017)

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Terrell R. Atwell, age 79, of Glasshurt Road, Brockport, Pa., died on Sunday May 7, 2017, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born June 25, 1937, in Port Arthur, Texas, he was the son of the late William and Donna Eugenia (Fleming) Atwell. On Sept. 15, 1961, he married Martha Jane Griffen in Franklin, Pa.; she survives.
Terrell served in the United States Army in Korea after the end of the Korean conflict. He graduated from Grove City College in 1961 and began a 25-year career at the Brockway Glass Company in the computer and accounting departments. He later worked as business manager of the Brockway Area School District.
Terrell was an active member of the Brockway Presbyterian Church where he volunteered for many years as Church Treasurer.
He loved to fish, hunt and to tell stories about the big one that got away. He will be remembered as someone who cared deeply about his family, his friends, and especially his beloved grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Martha, he is also survived by two daughters, Rev. Anne Atwell (Amy Walker) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Katherine (Stephen) Valenzi of Boca Raton, Fla.; a son, Scott (Melissa) Atwell of St. Marys, Pa.; and seven grandchildren: Samuel, Stephen, Lauren, Rachel, Andrew, Michael, and Benjamin. Terrell is also survived by four sisters: Florence (Vernon) Barker of Titusville, Pa., Metta (Raymond) Banyas of North Olmstead, Ohio, Twila Keane of Rocky River, Ohio, and Areta (Kenneth) Mong of Franklin, Pa.; and a brother, Eugene (Charlean) Atwell of New Castle, Pa. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Fleming and Arthur; and three sisters, Turzah Gardner, Jesse Timmis and Norma, who died in infancy; and two nephews, Steven Atwell and Paul Barker.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at the Brockway Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Brockway, Pa., with the Rev. Christopher McCloskey officiating. Burial will follow in the Beechwoods Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the Brockway Presbyterian Church, 817 Main St., Brockway, PA 15824, or Penn Highlands Dubois Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be left at csfhinc.com.
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Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 268-2732
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Published in The Courier Express on May 9, 2017