Passed away peacefully July 2, 2017 comforted by God and his surviving wife, Patricia J. Atwood.
William was the son of the late Lucien and Evelyn Atwood of Loveland, CO and was the brother of the late Sharon Hoiser. He is survived by his brother Gerald Atwood and his wife Susan and Brother, David Atwood and his wife Susan; his six children, Scott Atwood and his wife Patti , Elizabeth Patterson and her husband Thomas, Stephen Atwood, and Timothy Atwood and his wife, Christina, Robert Ward and Phyllis Bellinger and her husband Robert. He is also survived by his 12 Grandchildren and 11 Great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends. William was a distinguished member of the Knights of Columbus and a major figure in his faith as a member of the St. Johns the Baptist Catholic church in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
William graduated with a degree in Business and Finance from Benedictine University and worked his way to the top of Sears Roebuck Co. where he was employed for thirty-four years of service. William enjoyed all things Antique Cars (the older, the better), travel and his family. Every life he touched, he had an impact on.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Roanoke Rapids at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 14, 2017 with Father Pius Wekesa officiating.
Rosary will be at 6:00 P.M. on July 13, 2017 with visitation to follow until 7:30 P.M. at Askew Funeral & Cremation Service of Roanoke Rapids, NC.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Building Fund, 115 east 9th street Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.