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Winn Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday December 15th, 2015

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David A. Atwell

David A. Atwell age 71 of Horse Cave passed away Friday December 4, 2015 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was a native of Park, Kentucky and a Professional Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer, He was a member of the Munfordville Unitied Methodist Church where he served as President of The Methodist Men's Club. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served with the 535 Engineering Company. David graduated as a member of the  1962 class of Hiseville High School. He received his Engineering Degrees when he graduated from Western Kentucky University.

David lived life to the fullest and expressed himself with the playing of music and in earlier years flying his private plane. He also loved traveling around the world .

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Bonnie Sue Atwell on August 14, 1994 and his father Elzie Atwell on April 11, 1963.

He leaves to mourn his loss his mother, Louise Wilcoxson Atwell of Park, Ky  his brother, Danny Atwell and his wife Patricia of Legrande, KY.

Two nieces, Marcie Atwell of Horse Cave and Danyel Morrison & her husband Todd of Hiseville, Ky.

two great-nieces, Hannah and Emma Morrison both of Hiseville, Ky.

two very close and special friends, Jan Phillips of Horse Cave and Les Strawn of Miramar Beach, Florida.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 next to his late wife, Bonnie Sue, at the Houk Cemetery in Metcalfe County with burial to follow under direction of Winn Funeral Home, Horse Cave , Ky.

In addition to flowers expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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A candle was lit in memory of David Atwell

Viv Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

I miss our conversations so much, will always love you cuz,
Vivian walters
Barefoot bay, Fl

Vivian Walters Jul 12 2016 12:00 AM

I did not have the pleasure to have know David as long as others, but the short time I did know him as a fellow NSPS Governor, was rewarding and inspirational.  I will always remember David best for his substantial donation to the NSPS Foundation as the Bonnie Atwell Fund.

On behalf of all 16,000+ members of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, please accept our sincere condolences to the surviving family and admiration to David.  He will be missed and honored by all.


President, National Society of Professional Surveyors

Jon Warren Dec 15 2015 12:00 AM

We have known Bonnie and Dave for many years.  We have had them visit our home in Marianna, Florida.  Professionally he helped us with some engineering projects.  David was the NSPS governor for Area 4 for many years and helped us prepare numerous projects on the National level.  He always handled our meetings in a professional manner.  we will miss him on the professional side and as a true friend.  He will always be in our heart.

Buddy Bannerman Dec 14 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of David's death.  David and my husband (Jim died on October 8, 2015) became friends through NSPS and the surveying profession.  We shared many wonderful times together and enjoyed David (and Bonnie's) friendship.  My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.  Sue

Sue Boyer Dec 11 2015 12:00 AM

From both a personal perspective, and on behalf of his many friends in the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), I express our heartbreak upon learning of David's passing. He was a wonderful friend and mentor to me, and countless others, through his service to NSPS and the  community of professional surveyors nationwide. Always influential in his soft-spoken manner, and ever effective in spurring us on to do the right thing.
The example he set for all of us through his unwavering faith will continue to guide our thoughts and actions, though we will sorely miss our dear friend, and his brilliant smile.
Curt Sumner, LS
Executive Director
National Society of Professional Surveyors

Curt Sumner Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM

Chuck Felts, PS

My sincere sympathy to family and friends.  
David was a friend, mentor and colleague for many years.
David helped instill in me the values necessary toward becoming and being a true professional.
David was one of a kind and shall be greatly missed.

Chuck Felts, PS
London, Kentucky

Chuck Felts, PS Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM

It has always been a rewarding experience to be able to share time with David, be it in the professional or social realm.  His thoughtful considerations  have always been sought and sincerely appreciated, and his smile and quite presence enjoyed.

John Thalacker, Past President, National Society of Professional Surveyors
Vicky Thalacker, fellow pilot
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington

John Thalacker PLS Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS).

Our sincere sympathy in David's passing. He will be greatly missed.

Molly Forrest Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM