Hubert E. Atwater, 92, died at 4pm on Thursday, February 17th, 2022, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
Hubert was born August 9th, 1929, in Kahoka, Missouri. He was the son of Henry and Jessie Atwater. He married the love of his life Barbara J. Kemp on November 19th, 1950, in Galesburg Illinois at the First Lutheran Church.
As a young man, Hubert belonged to Rural Youth Group and was on an internationally recognized square-dancing team. He was active in church activities including, Baptist youth leadership, camp counselor and a church deacon. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, He served from March 1951 to December 1952. He was in the 707th Ordinance Maintenance Division in Korea and trained at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. As a civilian he worked as a diesel mechanic for several companies over the course of his 40-year career, spending many years in management positions. He retired as a branch service manager for Penske Truck Leasing.
Jonathan Payne, Caleb Payne, Christopher Payne; 23 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great, grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sharon Sprinkle, brother William, and sisters, Ila, Twila, and Wilma.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; daughter, Annette Payne; grandchildren, Marty Sprinkle, Rachael Sprinkle, Jeremy Payne, Melanie Martin, Bryce Payne, Amber Pruitt, Nathan Payne, Jonathan Payne, Caleb Payne, Christopher Payne; 23 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great, grandchildren.
A private interment will take place at Cheyenne National Cemetery.