Atnip, Michael G

July 8, 1948 - July 8, 2018

Michel Grant Atnip Sr., 70 of Kingwood, Texas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Born on July 8, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas he was the only child of Reuben Roy and Elsie Jean Atnip.


Michael graduated from Carter River High School and served in the US Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas and his Master of Business Administration from Baylor University. After graduation, he began his career in insurance and rose to the level of Executive Vice President of American General. His career took him from Fort Worth to Waco, Houston, and Newburgh, Indiana.


Michael married Betty Ann Atnip on February 17, 1973 at Bruton Road Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. They had two children: Michael Grant Atnip Jr. and Melanie Dawn Wright.
Michael was very involved in his community. He was an active member at Deerwood Country Club where he often played with his friends on his favorite course. Michael had a great love for playing golf, even beating the Pro in his group at the Houston Pro-Am.


Michael cherished life, his marriage of 45 years, his children, and his grandchildren Riley Grant Atnip and Kelsie Jean Wright. In his spare time, he loved to play golf, watch The University of Texas sports, root for the Dallas Cowboys, and listen to 50’s music. He will be remembered for being compassionate, fun-loving, friendly, a prankster, and for his dependability.


A visitation will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Darst Funeral Home in Kingwood, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:30am at Darst Funeral Home. Pastor Phil Meadows will be presiding over services.

Service Information

Visitation: A visitation was held on 2018-07-14 at Darst Funeral Home.

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