Eddie Gene Atwell

April 29, 1958March 2, 2014
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Eddie Gene Atwell, age 55 of Ridgeway, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Born in Bartley, WV, April 29, 1958, he was a son of the late Allen James Atwell and Clydie Pauline McLaughlin Atwell. Also preceding him in death were sisters, Helen and Sharon Atwell, and brothers, Billy and Walter Atwell.

Eddie retired from Nationwide Homes with 26 years service and was of the Baptist faith. He was co-owner of Atwell Racing #58, LMS, loved country music and was an avid photographer.

Surviving are four sisters, Margie Wishnevsky of Norfolk, WV, Mary Perez of Ridgeway, Betty E. Rose of Welcome, NC, Doris Perez and her husband David of Mannington, WV, four brothers, Charles Atwell of Martinsville, Cecil Atwell and his wife Phyllis of Tonica, Illinois, Melvin Atwell and his wife Levone of Ridgeway, and Albert Atwell of the home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett. Interment will follow in Henry Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home and online condolences may be made by visiting


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 6, 2014

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kenny rose

March 8, 2014

I will miss you uncle eddie one day soon we can meet up again and joke and carring on like we always did may you rest in peace eddie. Love ya man...

Pamela Hunley

March 8, 2014

Eddie u was my first cousin & I always think of u all the time & I wished I would have got to spend some with u. I will always remember u & think going to Franklin county to the race! But God knew it was your time to go home. I love & miss u already!!

irmgard atwell

March 7, 2014

we allways loved u rip

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willingham

March 6, 2014

We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our condolences and know we're asking God to bring solace to all who loved Eddie.

Eugenia Wishnevsky

March 5, 2014

I sure am gonna miss our Facebook chats. Love you uncle Eddie.

Billie Blankenship

March 5, 2014

Uncle Eddie, i'll always remember your voice telling us stories and your humble spirit and kind smile. I'll always hold you in my heart and in my thoughts. I love you and miss you! Billie Jo

Ricki Lynn Mullins

March 5, 2014

Eddie I took my first steps too you at Franklin County speedway. I have so many memories of me,you,and Albert. I miss you so bad. Now who can tell me uncle buster raced for me because I bought car #58 from you when I was 3 for a quarter. I love you so much. REST IN PARADICE Eddie. Gone but never forgotten

Ronda Rose

March 5, 2014

I will sadly miss you it was so good talking to you on the net tho you and I were miles away youre one of gods angels in heaven .sorry I couldn't be there

Ray Atwell

March 5, 2014

I'm sorry for your loss. A very distant cousin.

Melissa Atwell McCoy

March 5, 2014

You were my dads (Ralph Atwell) cousin and I got to know you on Facebook. I pray for peace and comfort for the family.