Anthony Louis Cherry

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Anthony Louis Cherry, 76, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in his home after a long battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Gracie (Harrison) Cherry; his daughter, Becky Muller; one granddaughter, and many close friends. Born and raised in Birmingham, the son of Anthony and Lois Cherry, he then moved to Anniston in 1966. In his early years, he attended Saint Clements Grammar School. He was an alter boy at St Clements Catholic Church, and was on the 1953 Little League Baseball team that won the World Series Championship. He went on to attend Woodlawn High School where he played four years of basketball, winning State Championships two different years. After high school, he attended Birmingham Southern College on a basketball scholarship where he was captain of the team for two years. He was a fraternity brother of the Kappa Alpha Order while attending BSC and was President of the fraternity for two years. He was instrumental in building the first Kappa Alpha House on campus. In 1966, he moved to Anniston to start a career with Lederle Laboratories. He stayed with the company for over 40 years, even as it's name changed to Wyeth then Pfizer. He won 11 Gold Cup awards and one Golden Oval award in his successful career as a pharmaceutical salesman. Anthony's favorite past times were University of Alabama football, fishing, cards with friends and time with his family. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 51 years, avid member of the Anniston Quarterback Club, and Anniston Country Club. He spent his retirement doing the things he loved. Anthony will be remembered and missed as a good father, husband and friend. Visitation and Mass will be held after cremation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Tuesday October 31, 2017. Visitation begins at 1 p.m., with Mass beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the building fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Miller Funeral Home and Crematory 256-831-4611
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Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 29, 2017
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