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Thomas Jerald Atwell

BLOUNTSTOWN - Thomas Jerald Atwell, 68, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his home after an extended illness. He was born in Wewahitchka to J.D. and Ruth Atwell on Feb. 19, 1949.  He attended school in Wewahitchka and graduated with the class of 1963.  He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during the Vietnam era.

He was a paralegal and a truck-driver for many years and most recently owner/operator of Rivertown Portable Buildings in Blountstown and Wewahitchka.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his most loved dog, Willis, a Jack Russell that rode every mile with him during his truck driving years.

Survivors include his wife, Jan of Blountstown;  his stand-in wives, Sherry Grover of Red Lion, PA and Debbie Barfield of Blountstown; three daughters, Mysti Atwell of Charleston, SC and her mother, Diane Turner of Summerville, SC, Jeri Kleinert and her husband, John of Sanford, NC, Gina Ross and Ben Barfield of Blountstown; one son, Tony Ross and his wife, Mariel of Jacksonville; a special adopted daughter, Suzanne Pichette of Perry, GA; seven grandchildren, Nicholas Kleinert of Greenville, NC, Shelbi Atwell of Cumming, GA, Cheyenne, Stone and Savannah Bryant, all of Blountstown, Isabella and Adrianna Ross, both of Jacksonville; and a number of cousins, nephews and nieces.

Family will receive friends Wednesday, April 19 from 5-7 p.m. CT at the funeral home.

Services will be held Thursday, April 20 at 10 a.m. CT at Adams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sunny Hill Cemetery near Altha.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are being accepted at Adams Funeral Home.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. You may offer the family condolences online at

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April 19th, 2017



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