TONY ANKNEY 1963-2019

PAULDING – Tony “Toad” L. Ankney, age 55, died Wednesday, May 1 at his residence.

He was born June 11, 1963 in Paulding, the son of Elizabeth A. (Meyers) and Larry L. Ankney. On Oct. 17, 1994, he married Kelly J. Adams, who survives. He was previously employed by Thompson Steel, Taylor Made Glass and Herbert E. Orr. He enjoyed farming, camping and nature.

He is also survived by his mother, Elizabeth Ankney, Paulding; daughter, Allison, Paulding; sister, Sherry (Dan) Kaufman, Paulding; brothers, Donald (Linda), Paulding, Ronald, Paulding, Randy (Wendy Groves), Cecil, and John, Oakwood; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday, May 6 at the funeral home. Visitation also will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Masses or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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