Obituary: Eddie Joe Atwood

Eddie Atwood

Eddie Joe Atwood

Oct. 24, 1947 ~ Feb. 18, 2019

Eddie Joe Atwood, 71, of Meeker passed away on Feb. 18, 2019.

He was born in Collbran, Colo., on Oct. 24, 1947, to the late Jack and Lois Atwood. Eddie earned a GED from Meeker High School. He married Carol Crawford on Aug. 28, 1965. After her passing, he later married Alice Norvell on Oct. 7, 2016.

Eddie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was most commonly known as Pops, EJ, or pops-aroonie. He was a genuine jokester, and a real time cowboy. He was a very caring and compassionate person. Hunting, roping, camping, fishing, cowboying and spoon playing were some of the things he enjoyed. Most of all, he treasured his family and friends.

Eddie is survived by two children; Shona Richardson and husband Tiger Richardson and Rowdy Atwood and wife Christy Atwood. He also gained four step-children: Timothy Slaugh and fiancé Autumn McMillian-Johnson, Ted Slaugh and wife Cresta Slaugh, Kenda Wallace and husband Greg Wallace, Jeanie Blaisdell and husband Jason Blaisdell. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Eddie is proceeded in death by his parents, three brothers; Marvin, Jimmy, and Duain, three sisters; Jackie, Clela, and Juanita, both wives; Carol Atwood and Alice Atwood, and one great-grandson; Mason Nunn.

Funeral services will be held at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds 4-H Building in Meeker at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Viewing at the 4-H Building one hour prior to services. Burial in the Highland Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to the care of Blackburn Meeker Mortuary.