Thomas E. Atnip, 56, of Illinois City, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Thomas was born on October 24, 1963 in Columbus, GA, the son of Sylvester Atnip and Dacy (Busby) Mcleod. He married Brenda Stearns on September 12, 1987 in Mobile, AL. He was a proud owner of Tommy’s Home Service. Thomas was very proud of his children and his grandchildren always brought a smile and joy to his life. He was always helping people with various projects and was loved by all. He will be missed immensely.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Brenda Atnip; mother, Dacy Mcleod; father, Sylvester (Alisa) Atnip; children, Tara (Ryan) Schmidt, Timothy Atnip, and Joshua Atnip; grandchildren, Payton and Rylee Schmidt; sisters, Linda (Joey) Tillman, Lisa (Shannon) Buffington, Mirinda (Jeff) Fulscher, and Dana Mcleod; brother, Wallace (Chelsey) Atnip; mother-in-law, Sandra (David) Stearns-King; dear friend, Curtis Chipman; and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his step father, Wayne Mcleod; maternal grandmother, Maude Gable; and paternal grandfather, Wallace Atnip.
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