Wendell C. Anthony, 93, passed away July 11, 2020. He was born on Oct. 17, 1926, to Andrew and Jewel Henderson Anthony in Milford, Texas.


He proudly served his country in the United States Army.


Mr. Anthony was married to Margarette Irene Kelley in 1978 in Dallas, Texas. Together, they made their home in Avalon, Texas.


He was an avid gardener and enjoyed eating the fruits of his labor.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jewel Anthony; his wife, Margarette Kelley Anthony; and two brothers, Robert Anthony and Jimmy Anthony.


He is survived by three sons, Travis Kelley of The Colony, Texas, Philip Kelley of Mississippi, and Jerry Kelley of The Colony, Texas; one daughter, Susan Nation of Chandler, Texas; 10 grandchildren; one brother, David Kelley; two sisters, JoAnn McLean and Jan Hall; and numerous family members and countless friends.


He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


A visitation will be held at from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Waxahachie Funeral Home, with interment following at Hughes Cemetery in Avalon, Texas.