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We celebrate the life of Brian Hamilton Atwood of Gloucester, who was born on May 23, 1977, and with heavy hearts are saddened by his death on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Brian was gifted with the ability to bring a smile to anyone’s face, no matter the circumstances. You could always count on him to find comedy in everything (and anyone). We are grateful for his joyful personality, great sense of humor along with a natural ability to lift the spirits of others. He will be deeply missed and always remembered as a gentle giant with a big heart.

A brother, Jamie Atwood; father, Donnie James Atwood; paternal grandparents, George and Rose Atwood, and maternal grandparents, L.G. and Betty D. Hamilton preceded him in death.

Survivors include his four children, Walker, Sean, and Brian Atwood of Gloucester, and Christopher Atwood of Mathews; parents, Gus and Kaye H. Panos; brothers, Bobby and Ray Panos; sisters, Niki Panos Sawyer and her husband Steven and Melissa Argue, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who share many loving memories of him.

Services will be held at a later date.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Bena, Va. 23018.  Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.