Clyde J. Atwood

March 15, 1932December 19, 2010

Clyde J. Atwood 78, of Beech Grove passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on December 19th, 2010. Clyde was born March 15th, 1932 in Liberty, KY. the son of Gilbert and Ether Atwood.He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1988. He was a UAW Local 1111 retiree member. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and excellent role model. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 276, VFW Post 5626, Loyal Order of Moose and the Masonic Englewood Lodge #715. He enjoyed going fishing, going to the casinos, and he loved to be with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shelby Jean (Stafford), son David (Debra), daughter, Kimberley (Michael) Garvey, 4 grandchildren, Jason Atwood, Nathan Atwood, Jonathan Atwood, Stephanie Ramsey, Josh Garvey, 6 great grandchildren, his brother Clifton Atwood, three sisters; Emmaline Allen, Barb Reed and Wanda Luttrell. Visitation will be held Wednesday December 22nd, from 4pm-8pm at Little and Sons Funeral Home in Beech Grove. Services will be held Thursday December 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 22, 2010
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 23, 2010

Clyde J. Atwood

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Denise Atwood

March 31, 2011

My heart goes out to the entire family.. i can see how the passing of grandpa great has affected us all. We find comfort in knowing our kohen will carry on the Atwood name..and not only his name but his personality, love, patience and kindess that clyde passed down to David and jason. Kohen is a spitting image of all three of them ;o) Kohen loved his grandpa great very much. he was always interested in what he was doing...;o) I'm sadden that we didn't have more time together..and that Kohen won't get to grow up and know him in the way we all do and love. We promise to keep his memory alive..and take him with us on our journey ;0) we will tell Kohen all about his grandpa great...just as we will about his "mamaw in heaven" ;o) I can only imagine the worry you must have had in your last few days.. Mostly for Jean..I'm sure. She is so wonderful in every way and I hate this so much for her.. She has always been there for me after losing my mom and her friend and there isn't enough thank yous for all she has done... I promise to do all I can to help her through this ;o) We love you so much grandpa great!

Love, Jason, Denise and Kohen

Kimberly Garvey

January 8, 2011

My dad was the greatest dad a daughter could have. He taught me so much. He was a very patient man and taught me patience, kidness and honesty and so much more. He loves all of our family very much. We will always love him and miss him so much. I want to be just like him and make him proud Love you always DAD Love KIM

Carolyn Walcott

December 22, 2010

Jean, So sorry to hear of Clyde's passing. Clyde was a wonderful person and I know he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carolyn and Del

Dee Pam Kiser

December 22, 2010

Jean,we are so sorry to hear of Clyde's passing know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief and sorrow> SIncerely,Dee and Pam Kiser

December 21, 2010

On behalf of the comrades and sisters of the Department of Indiana, you have our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one and our departed comrade. Our prayers are with you all.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Keiston R. Holloway
State Chaplain

Debbie Murphy

December 21, 2010

jean, i am so sorry to hear about clyde. my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your children, i know its going to be very hard ,

December 21, 2010

Shelby Jean,
We will remember so many good times with you an Clyde and we will miss him so much.
Jan and Tom Lowe

Erin Garvey

December 21, 2010

I am so thankful to have had Clyde in my life. He was an amazing man with a heart of gold and a soul so full of life. I learned in the last few days of his life how strong he was, his body may have weakened but his soul, the very part that makes you and I who we are, stayed solid. His legacy lives on in each and every one of us because there is not a single soul out there that he did not touch. His great grandchildren may not always remember every detail of who "grandpa great" was, however we will always tell his story because he is a man that shall never be forgotten.

We love you Grandpa Great!
Erin Garvey

Charles V. Agugliaro

December 20, 2010

Jean and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you in your loss of your husband and father, Clyde. On behalf of all the members and friends of yours from the American Legion Post 276, Beech Grove, IN, I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and yours. May God bless and comfort each of you and may your cherished memories bring a source of peace.

Charles V. Agugliaro
Service Officer