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Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights ST, Hot Springs, AR

OBITUARY

Richard "Pops" Anthoni

November 10, 1946July 17, 2020
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Richard “Rich” Jacob Anthoni, also known as “Pops”, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2020. Rich was born in Paris, TX on November 10, 1946 to the late Margaret and Ed Anthoni. He was also predeceased by his step-father, Vaughn Pistole,; and his brother, Robert Anthoni.

A 1965 graduate of Warren High School, Rich was a proud Lumberjack. After graduating he attended the University of Monticello, was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, and served in the Arkansas National Guard.

Rich moved to Pine Bluff after college to start a career with the Cotton Belt Railroad. He retired in the late 80’s. Rich loved to cook and never went by a recipe, but the food was always delicious.

In 1998 he moved to Hot Springs to commit his time to family while being a member of the Thompson Hunting Deer Club. An avid hunter, fisherman, and Razorback fan (who loved to call the Hogs), Rich loved to duck hunt with his son, Jason. He and Jason were able to float the Arkansas River one last time on Father’s Day. Rich was the proud grandpa of Rhett and Jax. Traveling to Fayetteville to watch his grandsons play football and baseball was one of his greatest joys.

He was of Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his daughter, Dana Anthoni Boreing (Brad) of Fayetteville, Arkansas; his son, Jason Anthoni of Little Rock, Arkansas; his grandsons Rhett and Jax; and a host of friends he considered family.

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be hosted by Gross Funeral Home Monday July 20, 2020 from 6pm-8pm.

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Stan Williams

July 26, 2020

A great center on our high school football team of which any quarterback would’ve been proud to claim! Will miss you man!

Jill Buffer

July 20, 2020

Sending love and prayers to Dana and the entire family. Rich was one a kind and made me laugh like no other for most of my childhood❤ I will miss him.

Ann (Trammell) Hill

July 20, 2020

Rich was a classmate and always the class clown. He was a great guy and everyone thought the world of him. He will be missed. Prayers for Jason, Dana, Rhett and Jaxon.

Bill and Kay Sharp

July 20, 2020

Rich has been a friend of mine since 1954. We’ve fished and hunted together many times over the years. Rich was in our wedding and we’ve stayed friends for many years. He will be missed by many.

Paulette Johnson

July 19, 2020

Rich was always so sweet and nice to me! When I would run into him in Hot Springs we always shared memories of Warren! He was a friend ! His smile will be missed and his friendly ways!!! He is smiling down from heaven today!!!!

Harper and Austin Lee

July 18, 2020

We will miss Pop’s white and red overalls and deer chili! Sending love to you all ❤️

Debbie and Jere Seifritz

July 18, 2020

Jere and I are sending much love to you Jason, Dana, Rhett and Jax. We wish we could be there Monday to hug you. Rich will forever be in our hearts.

Charles Landers

July 18, 2020

My thoughts & prayers are with Rich’s family. I have fond memories of Rich from high school & was proud he was a classmate of mine. His wit was unmatched.

Deborah Bertolani

July 18, 2020

Rich was the highlight of our neighborhood, His sense of humor was always there making us laugh. His heart was so big always helping out any and all of us. I will miss you, my friend.

Ron n Pam Hall

July 18, 2020

Dana & Jason,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you . God's got your dad in his hands now. Let that give you peace. Thank the Lord for memories. Love you all.

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Richard Jacob Anthoni was born in Paris, Texas November 10, 1946 to the late Margaret and Ed Anthoni.

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