Arlie Atwood

Arlie Neil Atwood

Sunday, January 27th, 1924 - Friday, January 4th, 2019
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Services for Arlie Neil Atwood, 94, of Larue, are scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Matkin officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Springs Cemetery under direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Atwood passed away January 4, 2019 in Athens. He was born January 27, 1924 in Carter, South Dakota. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and served from May 19, 1941 until September 19, 1941. He then joined the United States Marine Corp and served from June 26, 1943 until December 22, 1945, receiving a Purple Heart after being wounded in action in Guadal Canal. He did construction work in Colorado and spent a career working in the newspaper industry
He is preceded in death by wife, Catherine Wilson Atwood; parents, Hiram and Carrie Atwood; and 13 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include children, Sheryl Howell of Larue, Kaye C. Klinchuch and Monte of Bakersfield, California, John Atwood and Cheri of Clovis, California; grandchildren, Shelly Matkin, Gary Howell Jr, John Howell, Jason Howell, Kara Miller, Kelli Boles, Chip Smith, Brian Smith, John Atwood and Jessica Rodriguez; and numerous great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 10-11 AM prior to the service.
Funeral services have been entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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    Dr. Charles Matkin
  • Interment

    Myrtle Springs Cemetery
    CR 4336
    LARUE, TX 75770
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Lori L Lorton

Posted at 06:30am
I will be here in spirit as i am unable to travel. Uncle Arlie I loved and love you so very much. You dear made the world a better place. Without you there would be no laughter, no joy and no love spread. You might be my great uncle but you were my uncle. I always felt protected when i was around you, always spreading your arms and hugging me. You made me laugh and always felt loved. You raised a beautiful loving family who are my cousins. And proud to be theirs. I will miss you my dear but I will never for get you. My love to you honey. Love you always Lori Lorton (granddaughter to OraMae Atwood-Mattice, Daughter to Phyllis Hennessy.

Trudie Gauntt

Posted at 08:15am
It was pure joy knowing and loving Arlie as a friend a d neighbor. He was one of the happiest people I have ever known. Every visit was full of smiles. He leaves a big empty spot but will never be forgotten. Sheryl, my love to you and the entire family.


Posted at 11:53pm
Sending our condolences and love to all. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Love Angie & Freda. Bakersfield,

Shelley Stukas

Posted at 06:08pm
Always enjoyed him coming in the beauty shop. Prayers of love and blessings to all the family. Shelley Stukas

Love, Dr. McCauley and staff

Posted at 03:38pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending much love to your family during the time.
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