Daniel Edward Anthony, 71, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, went to be with Jesus on November 4, 2009. He was married to his wife Cindy for almost 50 years. He is survived by his wife; his son, Stephen Anthony; daughter, Shari Sims (Arthur); grandchildren, Christynn Sims Newman (Paul), Aaron Sims, Sasha Anthony, and Sean Anthony; brothers, Tom, Walt, Herb, and David Anthony; sister, Sue Anthony; step-mother, Helen Anthony; and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents Emory and Betty Anthony and his brother, Dale Anthony. Dan was active as a Senior Elder, Music Leader and Choir Member at Lynnwood Christian Church for 30 years. He considered the people of the church part of his family, too. Dan proudly served his country for 30 years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He retired in 1983 with honors as a Senior Chief. Dan was very proud of his family, absolutely loved to golf, and had a passion for helping others. Dan will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends who look forward to seeing him again in heaven. The family visitation to greet friends will be Friday, November 6, 2009 from 6:00 until 8:00pm at Lynnwood Christian Church, 5200 Wesconnett Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 2:00pm at Lynnwood Christian Church with Pastor Samuel Bennett officiating. Funeral Service with Military Honors will conclude at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the church, P.O. Box 7797, Jacksonville, FL 32238. Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Blanding Funeral Home (5753 Blanding Blvd.) Jacksonville, FL. 32244.