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Anthony "Tony" Heminway

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Anthony "Tony" Heminway Obituary
LAUREL PARK-- Anthony "Tony" Heminway passed away at the age of 72 on March 2, 2016 at his home in Laurel Park, following an extended illness. Mr. Heminway was born May 14, 1943 in West Palm Beach Florida to Natalie and Marshall Heminway who predeceased him. He was also preceded in death by his son Jordan Heminway, and a brother Shaun Heminway.
Tony attended West Palm Beach High School, graduated from Hendersonville High School, and attended East Tennessee State University, where he had top ranking in track and field. He loved sports, especially those with the added excitement of speed, and won many awards in motocross and local stock car races. Later, he excelled as a racecar driver, and enjoyed playing tennis, fly-fishing, and deep-sea fishing with his family and friends. He was a professional sports photographer for thirty years, his work appearing on the covers of national magazines.
In addition to photography, Tony worked as a fashion model in New York, Paris, and Milan. He was known for his graciousness, charm, and impeccable manners; his quick, clever sense of humor was the delight of all who knew him. He supported animal rights organizations and took loving care of his many pets.
He is survived by his wife Odile Mary Heminway; brother Marshall Heminway, sister Gail Heminway McClellan, her children Patrick, Ryan and Shaunna; brother Kevin Heminway, his wife Tahani, their children Heirani and ManaArrii; nephew Shane Heminway, his wife Charlotte, and their daughters Josephine and Stella.
A memorial service will be held on April 9th, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., at St. John in the Wilderness Church, Flat Rock NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Humane Society.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2016
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