Kirk Alan ANTHONY(1957 - 2014)

ANTHONY, Kirk Alan

Kirk Alan Anthony, 56, born on July 10th, 1957 in Lawton, Oklahoma, died at his home on May 29th, 2014, in Cedar Park, Texas.

Kirk is survived by his children; Kenneth Anthony, Karen Conley, and Kevin Anthony; grandchildren, Logan Anthony, and Isaiah, Elena, and Alyssa Conley; brother, Steven Anthony; sisters, Rogene Grantham, Patrice Anthony, and Roxanne Tobey. Seven nieces and two nephews also survive him.

Kirk joined the U.S. Navy in March 1975, serving as a Radioman on the USS Proteus (May 1975 to Oct 1976), USS Tulare (Jan 1977 to Jul 1979), at NAS Kingsville (Aug 1979 to Jun 1981), and on the USS Aquila (Jun 1981 to Nov 1984). Kirk proceeded to BUD's training in December 1984, and after graduating from training in July 1985 with Class 133 in Coronado, California, Kirk was assigned to Seal Team One (Aug 1985 to Jan 1991). He went on to training in the Defense Foreign Language Institute (Feb 1991 to Sept 1991), and was subsequently assigned to NSWU-8, NAVSTA Rodman Panama Canal (Oct 1991 to Sept 1994). In October, Kirk attended NSWC SDV School (Oct 1994 to Feb 1995), and was afterwards assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One (Mar 1995 to Nov 1997).

Following his distinguished career with the U.S. Navy, Kirk continued to devote his time to serving his fellow men by pursuing vocations in public service. Beginning in 1999, he worked as a Building Inspector for the City of Cedar Park, Texas. Four years later, Kirk transitioned to the Cedar Park Fire Department to begin work as a Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator. Exemplifying his constant drive to better himself, Kirk became a Commissioned Peace Officer and Arson Investigator. In 2007, Kirk was hired as a Deputy Fire Marshal by the Travis County Fire Marshal's Office and worked there until his passing. Kirk was on the current Board of Directors for the Central Texas Fire Investigators Association where he constantly shared his energy, drive and knowledge with members. During his decade with the fire service, Kirk was well respected by his colleagues and highly regarded for his knowledge, ethics and focus on teamwork.

Kirk was a loving father and grandfather, and very proud of everything his children had accomplished. He was also an avid outdoorsman, and particularly loved camping and hiking in Big Bend, Texas and in the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. His hobbies included sports shooting and raptor racing.

A viewing and the funeral will both be held at the Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park, Texas. The viewing is on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. The funeral will be held on Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 10:00AM.

Funeral Home

Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park
1700 E. Whitestone Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 259-1610

Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 4 to June 5, 2014