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

Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Anthony family.