BUMPASS - W. Wayne Atwood, 71, formerly of Mechanicsville, passed away at his beloved home on the lake June 8, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Wayne Atwood; mother, Velma Mundy Atwood; and brother, Claud Daniel Atwood.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna Day Atwood; daughter, Renee Atwood Swymer; grandsons, Michael Anthony Swymer and Nicholas Ryan Swymer; father, Almer Seden Atwood Sr.; brothers, Almer Seden "Buddy" Atwood Jr. and his wife Susie, and John Ronald Atwood and his wife Marsha; sister, Mary Atwood Logan; sister-in-law, Sherry Atwood; also many nieces, nephews and other family members.
Mr. Atwood was an Air Force veteran, a member of the Day Lodge No. 58 of Louisa, Va., and he was formerly a trooper with the Virginia State Police, where he was a past president of the VSP Alumni. He retired from Virginia Power as the director of Nuclear Security and from the Louisa County Sheriff's Dept. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. and will be dearly missed by his grandsons and all who knew and loved him.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. at Bliley's - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where a funeral will be held at noon Saturday. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in City Park Cemetery, Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Louisa County Emergency ServiceS, P.O. Box 160, Louisa, VA 23093.