David Franklin Atwell

April 20, 1943June 24, 2018

David Atwell, 75 died peacefully in his home on Sunday 6/24/18 ending his fight with cancer. He was surrounded by his children at the time of his passing. David was born, April 20, 1943 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Alice and Frank Atwell. He was the youngest of four children, Jessie, William, and Susan. David joined the U.S. Navy after graduating high school, serving as a Sonar-Tech for the diesel class Submarines. David was married to Jane Marie Atwell for 49 years, who passed 11/16 from Alzheimer’s at the age of 71. He is survived by his children, Anthony, William, Nick and Sarah-Jane, and his 5 grandchildren. David & Jane moved to Surprise AZ following his retirement from Northwest Airlines after 30 years of service as a crew chief. In Surprise they found Spirit of Grace Church and became a part of that family. One of David’s passions was playing golf. He loved playing, and the friends he played with. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and most importantly servant of our Lord Jesus Christ.


  • Visitation Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Memorial Celebration Saturday, June 30, 2018

David Franklin Atwell

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