WAXAHACHIE ó A memorial service for J.D. Atwell, 76, of Waxahachie is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie with the Rev. Jerry Galloway and the Rev. Kevin Wilson officiating. Private graveside services will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Texas. Wayne Boze Funeral Home of Waxahachie is in charge of arrangements.

He died May 12, 2008, at Baylor Medical Center Hospital in Waxahachie.

He was born on May 13, 1931, to Everett E. and Lasca Worsham Atwell in Loving, Texas. He was married to Peggy Wood on Aug. 15, 1953, at the St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Brownwood, Texas. He was a graduate of Daniel Baker College in Brownwood and had 46 years of service with the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Co.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Atwell of Waxahachie; a son, Jeff Atwell of DeSoto; a daughter, Lisa McInturff and her husband, Dean, of San Angelo; and three grandchildren and their spouses.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jessie Lee Allison.