Delma Fred “Red” Anthony, 82, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at his home.
Red, a native of Apalachicola, resided most of his life there. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Goldie Chason Anthony; one sister, Betty Carrol; two brothers, Louis and Calvin; a grandson, Fred Clayton Anthony II.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Annette; two daughters, Janet Anthony and Rhonda Traweek (Jim); a son, Fred Clayton Anthony; a grandson, Andrew Traweek; a granddaughter, Heather Belcher; two great-grandchildren, Keagan Belcher and Jaiden Belcher; family friends, Bob Pearce, Catherine Ann Coulter, and Tessa Daniels; and brothers-in-law, Terry Hutto, Harry Braswell, and Wallace Braswell; sisters-in-law, Annette M. Anthony, Julia Anthony, Lorraine Nash, Linda Hutto, and Reba Braswell; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Scott officiating.
Red was born June 26, 1930. He attended Chapman School and graduated in 1949. He attended Florida State University for three years before joining the U. S. Army.
He served 16 months in Korea. After being honorably discharged in Nov. 1955, he returned home and then rejoined the National Guard where he was honorably discharged in April 1956.
Red began working in the family business, The Grill Restaurant, in Nov. 1955. After his dad died in April 1966, his mother continued to work until she retired in 1974. At that time, Red and his brother, Louis, continued to operate The Grill until they retired in Dec. 1983.
Red and Annette married in 1958. Red will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his church where he was a faithful member.
Kelley Funeral Handled all arrangements.