Deputy Michael Allen Atwell

February 1, 1977April 25, 2018

Deputy Michael Allen Atwell, age 41, husband of Jennifer Bishop Atwell, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Born in Brevard, NC, he was a son of Marie Collins McCombs and the late Randy Haywood Atwell. Mike was a graduate of Wren High School, Class of 1995, before serving in the United States Marine Corps. Following his Honorable Discharge, he followed his passion for law enforcement by serving with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Anderson Police Department, and was a 17 year veteran of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. He was also a Mason and member of Lodge 190.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mike is survived by a daughter, Natalie Atwell; a step-daughter, Emily Ginther; a brother, Richie Atwell; and an uncle, Jerry Collins. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Jonathan Atwell; his maternal grandparents, Frank and Cora Lee Collins; and his paternal grandparents, Gilmer and Willie Ruth Atwell.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Edwards Road Baptist Church with full Police Honors. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to the Greenville W.A.R. Fund,


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 30, 2018

Deputy Michael Allen Atwell

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Justin Carlisle

April 28, 2018

Any training, meeting, or room became instantly better when Mike came in the room. Smiles and laughter always came with him. He was always willing to help anyone who needed it. The world is a little more sad and cold without him. Rest easy brother. You will be missed.

Cheri Lyda

April 27, 2018

Michael your smile and willingness to help anyone who needed it will truly be missed. Rest in peace brother.

CT Damato

April 27, 2018

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Eric Whaley

April 27, 2018

I will miss you at our yearly training. You kept it fun and exciting. See you on the other side.

Ashley Russell

April 27, 2018

There will never be another like this boy.. You are going to be greatly missed Mike. Till we meet again in heaven bro... WE GOT THIS ..