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Michael Lee Atwood

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 1, 2017 @ 12:13 pm In Obituaries,Oxford | 4 Comments

Michael Lee Atwood, 77, died January 26, 2017 at his home.  He was born in Forsyth Co, NC on March 29, 1939 to Talmage and Mary Frances Holder Atwood.

Michael was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, graduated from James Gray High School in 1958. He enlisted in the Navy and served two active years on a submarine. Michael married Judith Crews in 1961. They were married for 31 years. He received a degree in electronics technology and went to work at IBM Corporation in RTP, NC and retired in 1995 with 30 years of service. He was a loving, caring father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Michael is survived by sons, Michael L. Atwood, II (Colette Ward), and Gregory L. Atwood (Teresa); grandchildren, Phillip Atwood, Stephanie Santelmann, Jessica Rodriguez, and Matthew Atwood; and four great grandchildren.  He is also survived by brothers, James Atwood (Vicki), Steve Atwood (Brenda), Brad Atwood, Jeff Atwood (Tammy), Mark Atwood (April) and many other loving family and friends.  He is predeceased by his wife, Judith C. Atwood; and brother, Chris Atwood.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Meadowview Memorial Park, Hwy 15 N, Oxford, NC by Pastor Wesley Garner.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to one of Michael’s favorite charities,  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate or Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org/donate.

The Atwood family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford.

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Condolence from Keith Burns on February 2nd, 2017 8:40 am

We were all very saddened to hear of your brother’s passing. Please know we share in your grief. Our faith tells us that your brother has gone to his eternal rest. It should give you solace to know that he is at peace and will reap his just rewards for the good life that he lived. The Bible says “Blessed are they that mourn for they will be comforted.” We pray that God will bestow his choicest blessings on you and your family.
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Condolence from Jim Cook on February 2nd, 2017 6:56 pm

Michael was a good friend in high school. I remember him well as a gentle and cordial person. He always wore a smile and was pleasant to be around. My condolences and prayers are with the family in this time of loss and adjustment.

Condolence from Lori Stovall on February 6th, 2017 2:46 pm

I just saw that your Dad passed. I am so sorry. He was a fine man.

Condolence from Charlotte on April 14th, 2017 9:22 pm

So sorry to hear about his passing, he was such a caring and friendly neighbor! I often came home from work and looked forward to our daily chats. He will be greatly missed!

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