Preston Kaare Atwood, 21, of Seward, died August 25, 2019. Preston was born December 24, 1997 in Anchorage to Dwayne and Kari Atwood. He was the best Christmas present his family ever received.
His older sister Audra Atwood was excited for his arrival. He entertained his family from the beginning with his humor, from telling his jokes to his grumpy old man faces when strangers talked to him. The family moved from Anchorage to Seward when Preston was two years old, and he spent the remainder of his life in Seward. Preston loved his family and spent countless hours playing with his sister and cousins Mitchell and Courtney Moore.
Preston enjoyed many different activities throughout his school years. On his fifth-grade report card his teacher said, “You have a gift to make people laugh – do something positive with that”.
He often entertained family and friends with his humor. In high school he was very successful in track and went to state as a freshman. His favorite part of high school football was the camaraderie with teammates. He enjoyed gaming, listening to rap music, freestyling his own rap music and spending time with his close friends. In the past two years he spent a lot of time with his niece Kylie. She loved her uncle, and as she became more vocal her favorite past-time was being sassy to him.
He was a HUGE fan of the Houston Texans football and Houston Rockets basketball. Many family and friends attempted to influence his sports allegiance over the years; as with many things in life, he was not swayed and chose his own path.
Preston is survived by his parents, Dwayne and Kari Atwood, his sister Audra and his beloved niece Kylie. He is also survived by his Far Far and Mor Mor, Kaare and Rae Elde; Aunt DeAnn Corbin; Uncles Karl (Julie) Elde and Gary Elde; and many other beloved relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Carol Atwood and his uncle Michael Corbin.
Services will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 400 Third Avenue, Seward, on Sept. 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. Fellowship will follow immediately after the service downstairs.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 35, Seward, AK 99664 where he was baptized and confirmed. In addition, please feel free to donate to Victims for Justice on their website www.victimsforjustice.org.