Anthony S. Warthen (Tony), son of the late Eddie Warthen Sr., and Virginia Goode Warthen. Tony home to be with the Lord April 19, 2023. Tony was born on August 27, 1965, in Frankfurt Germany, He is survived by his wife of 26 years, LaDonna Warthen. He is also survived by his daughter Krystal Warthen Carr and husband Freddy, along with his granddaughter Mekayla and grandson Micah. Tony was also Stepfather to Gina Washington and Laura Nelson. He was known as grandpa to Alayna, Nevaeh, and Aniyah. Tony was preceded in death by his brothers Eddie and Joseph Warthen, and also by his sister Norma Wolfe. Tony is also survived by his brother John Warthen, and sisters Rose Epperson, Gwendolynn Kelly (Dean), and Dolores Woodson (Bernard). Tony is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
Tony graduated from Denbigh High School in 1984. He then attended Virginia State College 1984-1986. He received an Associates Degree in 2012 at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College-; he received a Ministry Degree in 2018 at the Sonship School of the Firstborn. Tony was also a certified substance abuse counselor.
Tony served faithfully for several years as a Deacon at River of Life Worship Center. Tony had a passion for outreach ministries. He particularly enjoyed ministering the word of God to the lost man, especially those struggling with Addiction. Additionally, Tony would visit the McVet center for homeless Veterans giving haircuts.
Tony served proudly in the U.S. Army August 9, 1988, to September 17, 1991. He served in the Operation Desert Storm as an infantry combat soldier. He held a Bronze Star, National Defense Medal, (2) Overseas Service Ribbons, Army Achievement Medal, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge Rifle, and a Parachutist Badge (he was Airborne). He also organized a men’s Bible Study while being stationed in Saudi Arabia
Tony was a Master Tailor for 40+ years; He had his own private business for years doing customized tailoring. He was also a very good cook. He loved seafood and cooking on the grill.
Tony was a true Pittsburgh Steelers fan (possibly their n#1 fan). He loved football and enjoyed being with family and friends to watch games. He was a fan of the Baltimore Orioles. He was a fan of most all sporting events.
Tony loved his family. He always loved getting together with his sisters and brothers for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tony never met a stranger. People were drawn to his magnetic personality.
May Anthony rest in peace; heaven gained a man after God’s own Heart on April 19. 2023.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying neither shall there be any more pain (Revelations 21:4).
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