Edward  Atwood


Edward S. Atwood, age 90, of Joplin, MO, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lexington, MO to George Atwood and Misha (Johnson) Atwood, on September 4, 1928.
Edward graduated from Henrieta High School in 1947 and entered the United States Air Force in 1948. He was in communications and also a recruiter, having served in the Korean War. Edward was stationed in Texas, England, KS, Germany, and Michigan before his retirement after 23 years of service, in 1970, at the rank of Master Sergeant.
Edward was also in management at Eagle Picher Industries, and graduated from MSSU with a degree in general studies.
He married Nona L. Atwood on March 16, 1954, in Alexandria, LA. She preceded him in death on November 24, 2006.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ginny Atwood-Wallace.
Edward is survived by his daughter, Suzie Atwood-Carver, of Joplin; a son, Matt Atwood and wife, Carla, of Oregon City, OR; and another daughter, Cathy Atwood, of Joplin; a sister, Ginny Conard, of Waterville, WA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 23, at the Carterville First Baptist Church at 10 a.m., with Pastor Darren Wallace officiating. The family will be present for a visitation on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home, in Webb City. Burial will follow services in the Carterville Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, in Webb City.
Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.
Published on August 21, 2019

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Shelia Ferguson
Aug 22, 2019
I know why my sister Nona loved him what a wonderful loving person he my husband Robert thought he was the best hopefully they will see each other again love to my two niece's and nephew I know how much you loved him and he loved you. Love to you all Aunt Shelia