Robert E. Anthony Sr.(1938-2012)

Robert E. Anthony Sr., 74, of Greenville, passed away the evening of Oct. 5, 2012, at the Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville.

He was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Union City, Ohio, son of the late Lois Butts and raised by, Ray and Anna Anthony. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, J. Harold Anthony, Irene Magoteaux, Helen Crawford, Thelma Goodpaster, Lloyd Anthony and Dale Anthony.

Bob had driven truck most of his life.

He is survived by his children, Robert E. Jr. (Pam) Anthony of New Madison, Eileen (Tony) Page of Waller, Texas, Terry Anthony of Ansonia, Roger Anthony of Ansonia, Roxann (Drew) Meadows of Ansonia, Diane (Eddie) Rubio of Waller, Texas, and Rodney Anthony of Ansonia; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Darlene (Bernie) Baker of Glen Falls, N.Y., Linda Rush of Greenville, Carl (Debbie) Butts of Huntington, Ind., Edith Hawkins of Greenville, Lester "Bud" Anthony of Fitzgerald, Ga., Roma Stump of Florida, Bill Anthony of Sidney, and Wilma Reck of Rocky River, Ohio; and a special friend and mother of his children, Evelyn K. Anthony of Greenville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at

Published in The Daily Advocate from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2012