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Gary Atterson

June 10, 1941 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 77)

Gary S. Atterson, 77, of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. Gary was born June 10, 1941, in Vigo County, the son of Charles and Mildred Atterson. 

Gary was a Corporal in the Marine Corps and served in the Air Force Reserves.  Growing up, Gary loved times with his friends, had a paper route, and was an All-State football player from Paul C. Schulte High School.  Gary served the U.S. Customs Department and the U.S. Treasury Department as a United States Federal Air Marshal. Gary was a devout Catholic, a winsome friend, and a proud father.

Gary’s survivors include his daughters, Michelle R. Atterson of Sheridan and Serena Redmond and husband, Tone, of Benton, KY; his son, Rev. Mark Atterson and wife, Michelle D. of Midlothian, TX, his brother Dennis Atterson and wife, Kathleen, of Terre Haute, and his grandchildren: Troy Redmond, Tayla Redmond, Toren Redmond, Matthew Atterson, Michael Atterson, Miracle Atterson, and Makenna Atterson.

Gary was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Atterson, sisters Barbara Jean Frye and Anita Marlene Alkire, and parents Mildred and Charles Atterson.

Services are pending at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.