Gale Edward Anthony, 81, of Parkersburg, passed away at his home on July 12, 2013.
He was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Lemuel Leslie and Edith Almira Wyers Anthony.
Gale was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church, and a 1950 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He was employed as a technician by Lucent Phone Company, and was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Jean Eleanor Black Anthony; two sons, Michael Anthony of Parkersburg and Randy Anthony of St. Albans, W.Va.; two stepsons, Kenneth (Joyce) McIntire and Craig (Laurie) McIntire, both of Parkersburg; a daughter, Kathy Anthony of Cedar Grove, W.Va.; and two stepdaughters, Carla (Dr. Richard) Johns of Parkersburg and Melanie (Steve) Lester of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Gary (Sandy) Anthony of Yuma, Ariz., and Michael (Amanda) Anthony of Vienna, W.Va.; two sisters, Jean (Lester) Caplinger of Parkersburg and Betty (Ernest) Varner of Vienna, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren, Dustin (Ana) Anthony, Doug Anthony, McKayla Anthony, Erin (Mike) Speese, Alex Johns, David McIntire, Austin (Cori) McIntire, Brandon McIntire, Amanda Zito, Ericka (James) Morse, Shannon (Andy) Garner, Tasha Compton, Michael Maxwell and Dannielle (Mick) Maynard; and 13 great-grandchildren, Justice, McKenzie and Landon Anthony, Luke, Nik and Ben Zito, Jaden and Gage Garner, Banner and Avery Morse, Stella Speese, and Ryder and Carter Compton.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Graden Anthony; and a sister-in-law, Doris Anthony.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Nik Shah and his staff for their care and support.
Donations may be made to South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 1655 Blizzard Dr., Parkersburg, WV, and Housecalls Hospice, 1226 Market St., Parkersburg, WV.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Busch officiating. There will be no visitation.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com