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CENTER – Darwyl Ivan Atwell “aka” Toby was born April 4, 1939, near Center, Kentucky, the son of the late Ivan and Pauline Oakes Atwell. He departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, September 02, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

After college Darwyl served in the United States Army from 1962 until 1964. Sometime after that, he became a policeman in Hardin County, Kentucky from 1968 until 1970. After pursuing other interests, he became an associate of the Olin Chemical Plant in Brandenburg, Kentucky from which he retired. Darwyl was an avid hunter. He went on many adventures hog and deer hunting. July 22, 2002, Darwyl married his true love Diane Beard Young Atwell in Sulphur Well. From that day forward they became as one as she remained by his side until his departure from this life.

Darwyl is also survived by one daughter, Dana (David) Crigler of Brandenburg, Kentucky; a stepdaughter, Beverly (Bill) Bartley of Edmonton; stepson, Ronnie (Heidi) Young of Sulphur Well; grandchildren: Blaine (Jeremy) Hardesty of Brandenburg, Bailey Crigler of Brandenburg, Kyle Young of Clarksville, TN, Abbie and Ethan Young both of Sulphur Well. Darwyl had some special friends, Stanley Burris, Delaney Wilson, and Barry Drake. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his only sister, Doris Brown.

In keeping with Darwyls wishes to be cremated after death, no services will be scheduled and his cremains will be scattered in a location chosen by him. Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Darwyl Atwell. Please share your condolences with the family at

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