Dale D. Anthony Sr., age 77, of Greenville, Ohio, Passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:45 AM at his residence. He was born on September 22, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Roy & Anna (Cable) Anthony.
Dale worked as a machine repairman for Hobart Manufacturing in Troy, Ohio. He was a member of the United States Navy serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Darke County Horseshoe Club, Greenville Creek Church and attended the First Untied Methodist Church in Greenville. Dale loved fishing, hunting and mushroom hunting and he was also a Taxidermist.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Anthony; sisters, Helen Crawford, Irene Magoteaux, Lois Butts, and Thelma Goodpastor; brother, Donald Lloyd Anthony.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Cruize) Anthony of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married in 1999; children and spouses, Dale D. (Janet) Anthony Jr. of Fredericktown, Ohio, Deborah (Sam) Sarver of Lexington, Ohio, Douglas (Marilyn) Anthony of Vernon, Texas, and Donald (Jennie) Anthony of Covington, Ohio; step children, Gregory Leas of Greenville, Ohio and Robert (Jeanette) Leas of Greenville, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; siblings, Harold (Marge) Anthony of Greenville, Ohio, Edith Hawkins of Greenville, Ohio, Roma (Dick) Stump of Kenansville, Florida, Lester "Bud" (Helen) Anthony of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Billy (Janet) Anthony of Sidney, Ohio, Wilma (Jack) Reck of Rocky River, Ohio, and Bob Anthony of Greenville, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a service held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Joe Payne and Pastor Benjamin Anthony co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Miami Memorial Park in Covington, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 PM prior to the service on Saturday. There will be a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice or Darke County Horseshoe Club.