Obituary of Randall W. Anthony
Randall W. Anthony, Sr,, 77, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital after a short battle with Covid. The third in a family of ten, he was a country boy born in Tidioute, PA, on August 10, 1944, to the late Bert & Marjorie Nelson Anthony. He was a veteran enlisted in the US Army and was discharged in 1965.
He fathered two children with his first wife, Ruth, who proceeded him in death in 1979. He fathered two children with his second wife, Vonnie, who survives. Also surviving are his four children Brenda (Larry) Masiker, R. Wayne (Angela) Anthony, Jr., Sheila Staab, & J. Jason Anthony; his grandchildren Laura DeLaO, Ashley Miller, Maranda Finn, Mary-Kay Smith, Jeremiah Anthony, Daria Fink, Conner Sevin, Caitlyn Dennison and Rylee, Olivia & Jordon Staab; and great-grandchildren Brandon, Myria, Owen, Landon, Mirabell, Buddy & Amelia. Also surviving are siblings Sally, Chuck, Sandy, Linda, David, Rosemary, Teresa & Danny and numerous nieces & nephews.
In addition to his first wife, Ruth, he was proceeded in death by his grandson Nicholas W. Masiker and his sister Patsy Allen.
He will be remembered most as a real Christian. He loved Jesus with his whole heart and actively studied the Scriptures, especially the types and shadows in the Old Testament law. He was filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost in a country church as a child. That experience never left him even though he lived a few years on the wild side. In 1978, he went back to a Pentecostal church and his life was changed forever! He spent the rest of his life serving God, and he wanted everyone to be saved. He was not an eloquent man, but he was a praying man. He spent many years walking the aisles of the church alone in prayer. He walked with angels.
His most prized possession was a Thompson Chain Bible in which he collected 105 signatures of anointed preachers and 19 signatures of anointed musicians from all around the world.
He was a retired truck driver from Quaker State. He also owned and operated several businesses, including Anthony’s Feed Services, Anthony’s Trucking, and Anthony’s Heating & Coal. He will be remembered as always wearing a button down shirt with a checkbook and notepad in his front pocket, a wallet hooked on with a chain in his back pocket, and dingo boots. He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles, playing guitar, Werther’s Originals, and Starlight mints. He frequented Sam’s Restaurant and will be sadly missed by the waitresses and customers.
His smile, laugh and funny stories will live on and be reminisced by friends and family. He will always be “Dear Old Papa.”
Friends can call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St. Titusville, PA 16354 on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. The funeral will held at the First Pentecostal Church, 564 W Park Ave, Titusville, on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Randall’s former pastor and personal friend, Elder Larry Watson Sr. and Pastor Jonathan Coffey officiating. For those who cannot attend the service in person, the funeral will be on Facebook live through Laura DeLaO’s profile. The interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Pleasantville.