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Mr. Kenneth L. Anthony Sr
August 10, 1927 - February 11, 2017
In Loving Memory of Deacon Kenneth L. Anthony Sr.
Lifelong Indianapolis resident, Deacon Kenneth Lee Anthony, Sr., 89, passed away at home on February 11, 2017. He was born on August 10, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN to parents Charles and Mary Anthony.
Kenneth was a great family man, a loving and devoted father and mentor to many. He married Mary V. Anthony in 1967 and that union resulted in the birth of his 2 sons, Ken Jr. and David. In his unwavering commitment to family, he stepped up and became father to nine other children.
Kenneth was educated in the Indianapolis public school system. He served his country by enlisting in the Army Air Force in 1945; later receiving an honorable discharge. He accepted a position with Chevrolet Truck and Bus as a Machine Press Operator, where he worked for more than 31 years, retiring in 1988.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Sister Mary Virgie Anthony; brother, Robert Anthony; sister, Grace Anthony; his sons, Kenneth Jr., David B., Richard Armstrong; his daughters; Mary Kelley, Nyrita Helms, Yvonne Armstrong, Ricki Jett, Toni Armstrong, Marva Kelly; his 27 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, 10 siblings and 2 children.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Zion Tabernacle Apostolic Church, 4007 N. Sherman Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46226, with a service beginning at noon. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery.