Thomas Atnip

Obituary of Thomas Waco Atnip

Thomas Waco Atnip died Friday, April 29, 2022 in Jackson, CA at the age of 80 years old. He was born April 17, 1942 to Houston and Vinnie Atnip in Atoka, OK. At a young age the family moved to Calaveras County where he lived the majority of his life. He married Donna Downum on October 13, 1962. He spent most of his career in the logging and sawmill industry mostly driving truck, at one point being an owner and operator then later driving a transfer truck until his retirement. He enjoyed a cold beer, a smoke, fishing and visiting with family and friends. Thomas is survived by two sons Tony (Christie) Atnip, of Glencoe, CA, and David Atnip, of Glencoe, CA; two sisters, Cletha Hague of Ione, CA, and Pam (Dave) Robert of Merced, CA; brother, Jerry (Jan) Atnip of West Point, CA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jeramiah, Samantha, Courtney, Katrina, Ashlyn and 9 great grandchildren. He preceded in death by wife of 43 years Donna, sister Doris Campbell, Etta Heinlen as well as his granddaughter Kassaundra. At Thomas's request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in Thomas's name can be made to American Diabetes Association at 2720 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste 110 Sacramento, CA 95833.
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