Robert Henry AnthonyLittle Rock, AR, 1942 - 2017 0comment
Robert Henry Anthony met his Savior and ended all pain on October 25, 2017. His strong faith in Christ carried him through all of his physical challenges. He was born in Camden, Arkansas, August 11, 1942 to his parents Lucille and Howard Anthony.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Georgia Laster and son, Robert Daniel (Ro) Anthony. Robert is survived by his wife of 21 years, Melissa Anthony, sister, Susan Rice, daughter, Allison Caldarera (Keith), granddaughters; Josie and Abby Caldarera, and grandson, Cody Kendall of Little Rock. His blended family includes Tara Garner (Jon), Case Jordan (Corina), Evie Inboden (Corey), and his grand-buddy "Buck" Tully Jordan and granddaughter, Juliana Miller. Robert is also survived by beloved nieces and nephew; Hollie, Heather, Jennifer and Howard, beloved pets; Duke, Caddo, Buggar, Shadow, Migo, Molly, Boo, Scout and his feathery chicken coop friends.
After graduating high school in Fordyce, he attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado and later graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in accounting. While in Fayetteville he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity where he met his lifelong friend, Gary Looney. The brotherhood with Gary was cherished by Robert.
Robert's love of the outdoors was shown in his travels to snow ski and fly fish. He accepted each adventure as a challenge to be a master of his trade. This love was shared by Melissa and all of his kids. When not traveling, he pursued his golf game with his buddies at Pleasant Valley Country Club.
Robert's professional career as a CPA lasted over 40 years. His earlier partnership started with KPMG and he completed his retirement with Brown Rogers & Co. He had a deep love for his clients and cherished the friendships that lasted from his service.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Fellowship Bible Church. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Looney, Keith Caldarera, Case Jordan, Jon Garner, and Corey Inboden
Robert demonstrated a compassionate love for children and animals, therefore in lieu of flowers memorials should be made to Pulaski County Humane Society or Arkansas Children's Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
Published October 27, 2017
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Ruebel Funeral Home
6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock