George Anthony

Anthony, George
76, of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully after a long illness on August 22, 2011 with his wife of 57 years,Doris, at his side. He was born in Holly Ridge, MS on November 1, 1934. He proudly served in the United States Army 382nd Military Police Battalion, Company A, Occupation Forces in Heidelberg, Germany from 1954 - 1957. SP3 Anthony received the National Defense Medal, Germany Occupation Medal and a Good Conduct Medal, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1957. George was a Teamster Driver with Local 104 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He was a member of the Thunderbird Masonic Lodge #15 and a loyal Sun Devil fan. George is survived by his wife, Doris; sons Dennis (Tonya) and Stanley (Sheila); grandchildren Ryan, Lavada, Drew, and Brandon; and great-grandchildren Emily, Julie, and Braydon. Our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfa
ther will be remembered for his work ethic, love of sports, wry wit, and his
love of travel. Services at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizo
na in Phoenix, 12:30 pm, Thursday, August 25, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made at

Funeral Home

Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel & Crematory
6625 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 832-3500

Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 24, 2011