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James William "Jim"

August 22, 1946 – November 15, 2018

James Atwell
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Obituary for James William "Jim" Atwell

James William "Jim" Atwell passed away on November 15th, 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 72 years old.

Mr. Atwell is preceded in death by his first wife, Doris, his parents, James and Edna, and his brother Douglas. He is survived by his wife Martha, two sons: Michael (Rachel) and Paul (Dana), and five grandchildren: Ethan, Madeline, Dawson, Sawyer, and Meribelle.

A native of Glasgow, Kentucky, James served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967 where he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. After being honorably discharged, he worked as a driver at United Parcel Service, from which he retired after 30 years of service.

He was an avid private pilot, who enjoyed taking family and friends on flights and trips around Kentucky. After his retirement, he gave his life to serving God and the church through mission work. He and Martha helped to create and support the International Soplo de Vida (Breath of Life) ministry in Armenia, Colombia.

James requested a private burial ceremony at Calvary Cemetery. A memorial in celebration of his life will be held from 1 PM to 4 PM on Sunday, December 2nd at Highlands Funeral Home at 3331 Taylorsville Rd.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to New Life Church, 3402 Goose Creek Road and to Soplo de Vida.

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First Visitation

When Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Highlands Funeral Home
3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
Additional Information

Memorial Service Information

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 3:00pm
Tim Parrish
Highlands Funeral Home
3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205

Interment Information

Calvary Cemetery
1600 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
Interment Extra Info
Private Burial
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