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July 14, 2011

(7/23/1946 - 7/1/2011)

Billie Lee Atwater, 64, of Laurie, MO, formerly of Gorin and Kansas City, passed away at Kansas City Hospice House on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Bill was born July 23, 1946, at Fort Madison, Iowa to Doris Arnold Atwater and the late Johnnie Atwater.

He was a 1964 graduate of Gorin High School, joined the United States Army after graduation and served in Korea.

He was married October 1966 to Linda Adams and to this union one daughter, Nicole Lynne, was born. Upon his discharge from the U.S. Army, he moved to Kansas City and worked at various positions in the automotive field. He moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area and worked for the City of Laurie until his retirement four years ago.

Bill was a member of the Gorin Christian Church.

Preceding him in death is his father, Johnnie Atwater, grandparents Leasel and Allie Atwater and Charles and Mable Arnold, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Nicole, of North Kansas City, MO, his mother, Doris and husband Bill Atwater of Memphis, two sisters Phyllis George and family of Independence, MO, and Merri Grogan and family of Memphis, and many wonderful friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 23rd at 1:30 p.m. at the Gorin Christian Church with Pastor W. Lee Payne of Independence officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the K.C. Hospice House or Gorin Christian Church.

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