William "Bill" Dee Atwell

September 3, 1947 ~ October 29, 2021

William Dee Atwell, 74, of Carlyss, passed away on October 29, 2021, at his home. He was born in Pollock, Louisiana to Dee and Eva Atwell. Bill was an avid hunter who liked to hunt just about anything, anywhere. He loved to go R.V. camping, going to Disney World with his family, traveling, and going on cruises. Bill really spoiled those he loved the most with his generosity, all the while picking and joking with them. Grandchildren rarely heard the word no from him, if ever.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Alice “Becky” Billeaud Atwell; daughters, Katherine Atwell Jackson (John), Bobbie Lynn Atwell Gilbert (Robert) and Danielle McGavock; grandchildren, Lyndsay Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert, Sara Gilbert, Taylor Gilbert, Laken Royer, Aaron Jackson, Emily Jackson; three great-grandchildren; brothers, T.D. Atwell, and Lee Atwell; brother-in-law, A.C. Billeaud; sister-in-law, Anita Billeaud; and extended family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Dee and Eva Atwell; brother, Bob Atwell; sister, Ann Atwell.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 10 AM at Johnson and Robison Funeral home. Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 5-8 PM with a rosary at 6:30 PM. and resume on Wednesday at 8 AM until time of service.

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  1. Al and I have really enjoyed our visits with Bill and Becky thru the years.  Many great times around camping fires and even evacuated from a hurricane together years ago.  Love you Bill and will miss  your funny antics.  Love you Becky. God Bless

  2. When the Lord made bill he broke the mold. A kinder, gentler person I have never met. Prayers for his family during this trying time. He will be missed.

  3. Becky and family so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. There are no words in times like these. Bill was always jolly and happy, never seen him sad.  He loved life to it’s fullest   God give you peace remember the good times.  Praying for your family. Phyllis Leger wiley. 

  4. Sympathy to Bill's family and friends. Bill and I worked a number of shifts together at Nelson Station in Westlake. Bill spoke often of his wife and children, you could hear the love in his voice. May he RIP. Prayers of acceptance and peace for his loved ones.

  5. I was always fascinated by Bill's hunting stories. Especially the ones of him hunting in the snow with no shoes on… May God continue to watch over your family.

  6. Mrs. Becky,
    Please know that Bill and you not only touched my heart and soul, but also Bill, along with my father, helped shape me into the man I am.  Bill was the BEST Scoutmaster a boy could ever have.  I loved hearing of Daddy and Bill’s hunting trips and I was blessed to go hunting with him one time.  I knew Bill hunted barefoot in the marsh because Daddy always said he did, well that day was no different and the look on the guy who came with us was priceless.  I can see him and Daddy scheming something up in Heaven now…because they can see ALL the ducks and geese from there.  The Lord truly called another great man home.  My prayers and my heart go out to you and your family.  

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