Robert N. Atwater ’36

Robert N. Atwater ’36 of Burlington, N.C., died October 1, 2006. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired automobile dealer, owning and operating Atwater Ford in Burlington. He was a past director of the North Carolina Automobile Dealer’s Association, member and past president of the NADA, and was former president of the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce. He was also a former member of the Elks, was a Mason, Shriner, and Rotarian and formerly served on the Board of Stewards of Forest Street United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Dickey Atwater on June 17, 2002. Survivors include his daughter, Ms. Barbara Brent Atwarter, a son, R. Kent Atwater of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Josephine “Tut” Pell of Pilot Mountain, N.C., a brother, Dr. Frank G. Atwater ’42 of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Leigh Atwater and Erin Greenway Atwater.