OBITUARY

Wilfred "Bub" Atwood

July 27, 1918July 19, 2010

Wilfred “Bub” Atwood entered into eternal life on July 19, 2010 at his home, surrounded by family.

Born July 27, 1918 he was the devoted son of Jesse and Hazel (Smith) Atwood.

On June 22, 1946 his life forever changed when he married Dorothy Edna Stalcup. When asked how they met, he would tell you they met on a blind date. She was standing on the front porch wearing a blue dress, eating a biscuit. “She got in the front seat and never left.” She remained not just his wife, but his best friend and sweetheart until death. She survives.

A veteran of WWII, Bub was described by his grandson as “a true American hero”. Not a “save the day hero”, but an everyday hero. One who loved God, family and country, and would have fought to the death to save them. He went to work every day, church every Sunday, and devoted his entire existence to caring for his precious wife of 64 years. He set the example of a biblical husband and father for every young man he met, and he met many in his 30+ years as an ROTC clerk at Indiana University.

A loving father and grandfather he is also survived by his daughter Carol Findley (Cody) son Gary Atwood, his grandchildren John Mathias (Nikki); Thomas Doyle (Deborah); Alice Flick (Robert); Jenny West; Heather Atwood (Ignacio); Tiffany Findley (Dan) and his beloved sister-in-law Sue Stalcup. In addition, he was blessed with dozens of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephew all of whom loved him beyond measure.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his brothers Melvin and Burton, and his sister Annabelle, all of whom will surely be greeting him at Heaven’s gates!

Visitation will be at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary on Wednesday, July 21, from 4:00pm-8:00pm.

Funeral services will be held at Arlington Methodist Church on Thursday, July 22, at 10:30am where Bub was a long standing member and through which he offered his service to the Lord.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Arlington Methodist Church in Bub’s name.

Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.deremiahfryemortuary.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 21, 2010
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 22, 2010
  • Burial Thursday, July 22, 2010
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Wilfred "Bub" Atwood

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August 1, 2010

This was the man that raised my brother and myself. He taught us how to deal with the happiness and sadness that would come into our lives over the years. And that God always has a plan. My brother, our cousins, grandchildren and great grandchildren were truly blessed for knowing and being loved by this man.
I will love you and miss you papa with every breath of every day.Alice

Alice Flick

August 1, 2010

This was the man that raised my brother and myself. He taught us how to deal with the happiness and sadness that would come into our lives over the years. And that God always has a plan. My brother, our cousins, grandchildren and great grandchildren were truly blessed for knowing and being loved by this man.
I will love you and miss you papa with every breath of every day.Alice

July 21, 2010

Mrs. Atwood. Carol, Tommy and Alice, and to the family of Mr. Atwood, My condolences and prayers go out to each of you. If you need anything, please let me know. With deepest sympathy, Mrs.Marlene Atkins and family

July 21, 2010

Sorry for your loss. Bub was a joy and inspiration. We were privileged to meet up with Bub and Dorothy in Arlington UMC. One thing we will remember most is Bub's very healthy appetite during our "Lunch Bunch" outings. Always a kind and gentle man who loved life and those around him. Ron & Janet Steele

Angela Parker

July 21, 2010

Mr Atwood was a real life American hero and one that I was privileged to spend the day with in Washington DC in April. It was a day I will never forget & will cherish always. This man was truly amazing. God bless the love of his life, Dorothy, and the family.

FROM THE FAMILY