Roderick Anthony Jr.
June 11, 2009
Roderick Anthony Jr., 78, died June 5, 2009, in Columbus. Services are Friday at 11 a.m. at Missionary Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Montgomery Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Crawford. Visitation is today from 1-7 p.m. and the family will greet visitors from 6-7 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Mr. Anthony was born Oct. 2l, 1930, in Columbus to the late Mary Jennings and Roderick Anthony Sr. He worked for Tri-Union Trucking Co. for 23 years and then started his own independent trucking business. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He is survived by his children, Willa Horton of Milwaukee, Issac Matthews, Darlene Taylor and Dwayne Anthony of Chicago, Patricia Blackmon of Muskegon, Mich., and Roderick Anthony III of Columbus; siblings, Murray, Elmer and Alodyle Anthony, Hazel Sheppard, Martha Jean Stevenson, Blannie Wallace, Ann Rivers and Vera West; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.