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Timothy G. Anthony
MARION: Timothy G. Anthony, age 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 16, 2013.
Born January 15, 1947 in Marion, Ohio to the late Lloyd and Evelyn (Pierce) Anthony, Tim married the former Sharon Mullins on December 26, 1965. Upon graduating from Marion Harding High School in 1965, Tim enlisted in the United States Navy as a Communications Technician, later becoming an Ocean Systems Technician. He held positions in the contiguous United States, Japan, the Turk Islands and Hawaii and served as a submariner on the USS ASPRO. He completed his 20 year career in 1985 as a recruiter in Marion and Columbus. Following his Navy career, Tim held positions at McDaniel's Motors, McDonald's Management and Marion General Hospital. He again retired in 2009 from a second 22 year career as a Food Service Manager with the Marion Correctional Institution. He was a member of the Marion Evening Lion's Club and volunteered many hours to multiple organizations such as Kairos (prison ministry), AmVets and Emmaus. Tim is remembered for his quick wit, great sense of humor and genuine smile. He loved eating, watching the Food Channel, eating, preparing the best deep-fried turkey and BBQ ribs in town, fising and
eating. Over the past 35 years he held several positions at Good Faith Baptist Church including Treasurer and Deacon and was an ordained Minister. Tim is currently enjoying the fruits of his labor and feasting at God's table in Heaven.
Tim was preceded in death by his brother, Joel Anthony in 1995.
Surviving with his wife, Sharon; are his daughter, Vicki L.; his son, Sergeant First Class Jeffrey L. (Heather) Anthony; his five grandchildren, Megan, Colton, AlexAndrea, Cayden and Ashlynn; a great-grandchild, Aaron; his sister, Mary Anderson; and his in-laws, Rev. Lee (Lois) Mullins; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 PM until 8 PM at the Hughes-Allen Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Barkley Slone officiating. Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the Marion County Joint Veteran's Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Marion General Hospice and expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to his family by signing the online guestbook at www.hughesallen.com
Hughes-Allen Funeral Home
318 Mt. Vernon Avenue Marion, OH 43302
Published in the The Marion Star on Mar. 19, 2013