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David "Big Dave" Atwell

June 13, 1980September 13, 2020

DAVID “Big Dave” ATWELL, age 40, of Pontiac, died Sunday, September 13, 2020. David was born on June 13, 1980 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is survived by his children David Kaiden Atwell and Addison Grace Atwell; mother Janine Russini; brothers Eric Atwell and Vincent (Elizabeth) Russini and Sister Charity Russini. Also survived by ex-wife Courtney, 5 nieces & nephews, several aunts & uncles and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his father Andrew Russini, Sr.

Big Dave graduated from Pontiac Northern High School in 1998. While at Pontiac Northern he played on the varsity football team, wrestling team, and was on the first Pontiac Northern Robotics Team. Following high school, he attended Hyles-Anderson College. He worked security for many years at Bongos Restaurant, and most recently worked with Big Bear Tree Company.

Big Dave was known for being a Big Guy with a Big Smile and a Big Heart. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 2024 Pontiac Road, Auburn Hills. Pastor John T. Fields officiating. Interment Perry Mt. Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the church.

  • FAMILY

  • David Kaiden Atwell, Son
  • Addison Grace Atwell, Daughter
  • Janine Russini, Mother
  • Andrew Russini, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Eric Atwell, Brother
  • Vincent (Elizabeth) Russini, Brother
  • Charity Russini, Sister
  • Courtney, Ex-wife
  • 5 nieces & nephews, Unspecified
  • Several Aunts & Uncles, Unspecified

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  • Heritage Baptist Church

Services

18 September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heritage Baptist Church

2024 Pontiac Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

19 September

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Heritage Baptist Church

2024 Pontiac Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

19 September

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Heritage Baptist Church

2024 Pontiac Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

19 September

Burial

Perry Mt. Park Cemetery

878 N. Perry Street

Pontiac
MIchigan

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David "Big Dave" Atwell

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Bonnie Gonzalez

September 17, 2020

When I first met you I thought of you as a friendly giant, you had those baby blue eyes that stood out. When I would go out I felt safe because you were working security. Fly highBig Dave until we meet again.

Kelley Elkins

September 17, 2020

Dave you will truly be missed, your big heart and bright smile light up a room, the thought of you not with us anymore breaks my heart. Rest easy my friend you will never be forgot.

Angela Davis

September 17, 2020

You will be truly miss I'm going to miss your laugh and smile fly high❤into we meet again good friend.

Duck Lafnear

September 16, 2020

Dave, I love you. I have no words to express the gap you are going to leave in this world. You were truly one of a kind. I hope you find some comfort and peace now. That’s the only thing that makes this loss easier.

P.S. Stay Undefated.....LOL
Love, Duck

Sandra Konwinski

September 16, 2020

Rest in Pease David. We had our differences but I loved you with all my heart.

FROM THE FAMILY
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