Perry G. Anthony
Perry Gene Anthony, 75, of Drexel, departed this life to his heavenly home on Saturday February 25, 2023 at Carolina Caring following a period of declining health.
Perry was born on March 1, 1947 in Burke County to the late James William Anthony and Norene Franklin Anthony. He was a maintenance supervisor for Burke County Public Schools, and was a member of the Drexel Fire Department. Perry was President of the Bass Master Club, a softball player at Drexel First Church of God, and coached various sports in the Drexel community. Perry loved fishing and loved his family and church family. He was an active member of the Drexel First Church of God, and was the right hand man at the Drexel Barber Shop.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Anthony of the home; his daughter, Terri Walker and fiancé’ Keith Nations; his son, Kevin Anthony; his grandchildren, Joshua Dale and wife Brianna, Brittany Dale and fiancé’ Wes Teague, Tyler Anthony and wife Ashley, Greyson Anthony, Khloie, Oaklee, Zeke, and Abigail; also surviving is his brother, Janson Anthony and wife Kathy; also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday March 5, 2023 at Drexel First Church of God Cemetery, with Rev. Jake Eldridge and Rev. Kyle Cannerday officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Drexel First Church of God, 200 Oakland Avenue Drexel, NC 28619 or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Anthony family.
Brenda this breaks our heart too…we love all of you ..always remember how much kinsey loved to dance with perry at the bluegrass festival…and Gary loved working with him..love you all …Connie Gary Singleton Sherri kinsey roper
I am so very sorry to learn about Perry’s passing. He was so special, unforgettable and one of a kind! Brenda you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead! 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
RIP CUZ 😘
Thank you for all of the special memories especially when I was younger. Dad sure loved you and I know you loved him. Now you both can be pain free with Jesus having the time of your lives. Praying for your family, we will meet again!
So very saddened to hear this news. We are currently away and we cannot be in attendance but will be praying for the family. Rick and Judy McClurd
Perry Anthony loved life and filled it with lots of laughter. Many memories fill my mind of all the years of knowing Perry. The days ahead with be sad for his family and then they will see him when they look around at the things he loved throughout each day that they continue their journey here…
Brenda, Perry was a wonderful person. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this sad time.
Brenda, Terri and Kevin, I just wanted to let each of you know that Perry will really be missed by everyone that was touched by him. I will always keep the memories that Perry and I made together while in the Fire Department and also with your family keeping the kids while you and Perry went out to spend time together.(Barney)
Kevin and Connie Brendle
Brenda, Jan and family. My heart is broken. I am praying for your peace and healing in this time. I had many conversations and heart to heart talks over the years, Always a pleasure to chat with him. Love you guys.
Brenda. I wanted to tell you personally how much We will all miss Perry. I remember taking dance classes with b you and Perry. You are both great. I was surprised to see hiw much he had changed since high school. I remember the little chubby guy who ride my buss. He grew up into a handsome and talented man. I think if both of b you from time to time. My I rayers go out to you and the family. With love.
Brenda, we are so very saddened by the news of Perry’s passing and offer our deepest condolences. Perry and I had many good times together when we were younger and then we moved too many miles apart for so many years. Claranne and I cherished our friendship with you and Perry and wish we had spent more time together. We will see you at the graveside service. May God protect and comfort you and family at this time.
Brenda, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the family. I know how much every one loved Perry, especially you. This is a difficult time. I send my love to you, Terri , Kevin and their loved ones. May God Bless each of you.
Sorry for your loss. I just found out today. We used to play together as kids. Good memories will always be with you. Prayers for you and your FAMILY.
So very sorry to hear of Perry’s death. I will be praying for Brenda and his children, praying for Jan and Kathy as well. I remember the Merrymates Class we all attended at Drexel CHOG.
Praying for this family in the coming weeks that God will bless this family with love and comfort.
The Anthony’s were well thought of friends and church members at Drexel
God bless this family in the days and months ahead.
Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss, Perry was a joy to know and I pray for you and your family at this difficult time.
We have fond memories of Cousin Perry. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.
John “Red” & Betty Jean Anthony Hodges
My condolences and prayers 🙏 for Brenda and the family. I have had many happy times with u both dancing and fellowship. Perry touched many people in his life and I will never forget him. . RIP PERRY, till we all meet again. ❤