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Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery

6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Anthony Waldrop

August 28, 1992July 24, 2020
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Anthony James Waldrop was born 8/28/92 to parents Jim Collins and Michele Walker at UMC Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. From an early age, he had so much energy, was always on the move, and could never sit still for long, which carried over into adulthood. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hiking, and being with family and friends. He appeared to be rough and tough on the outside with his muscles and tattoos, yet he was actually quite the opposite. He had a gentle old soul, would do anything to help his friends and family, make food for the homeless, drive around town passing it out, help rebuild churches, and distribute clothing to the children at the orphanage while on his mission trips in Mexico. After one of his mission trips, he came home excited to tell the family that he was baptized in the Pacific Ocean.

He enjoyed talking with and meeting new people but was not one to initiate the conversation first. He was quiet but not shy. He had a great sense of humor and liked being silly, playing pranks, and laughing. He was never interested in material things. We had to convince him as a teenager that he needed more than one pair of shoes.

His hobbies included playing guitar, video games, mixed martial arts, and fishing. Mixed martial arts became more than just a hobby, it became his life goal and dream to one day coach at-risk children to keep them out of trouble and on a straight path. He kept disciplined and was beginning to work with other fighters to get them ready for their fights.

When Anthony was really young, a family friend Teresa let him hold her pet snake. Since that day, he became fascinated with reptiles. He had two snakes, Kratos a Boa, and V his python, two bearded dragons named Bonnie and Clyde, and two geckos. He gave the female gecko to Anthony Jr, who named her Bella.

His favorite person was his grandma Linda. They had such a special bond. She would call him her little Anthony. He loved her so much.

What Anthony was most proud of that meant more than anything in this world was his two sons Anthony Jr. age 5, and Ayden, age 2. You could see the love and happiness in his eyes when he was with them. He spent a lot of time with them, loved taking them to the park, playing with them, and holding and hugging them.

In lieu of flowers, Anthony's mom Michele is opening an account for Anthony's sons. If you would like to donate to this fund, please contact Michele for address and information.

Anthony was a strong warrior with a gentle heart. He was loved by all that knew him and will be dearly missed.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Davis Hoinoski
  • Micha Hoinoski
  • Brian Goodroad
  • Mike Nguyen
  • Josh Thompson
  • Brendan Boupha

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

Memories

Anthony Waldrop

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William Waldrop

August 11, 2020

I'm Anthony's Grandpa. When Anthony was around 5 or 6 years old he and I went to Mt. Charleston for an overnight camp. He was into Dinosaurs at the time and we spent most of the afternoon walking around the hills looking for dinosaur bones. He did bring back a t-bone and a chicken bone to camp.
Later that evening we built a fire together and roasted hot dogs over the open fire. He liked the outdoors.
When he got older he liked playing his guitar and later got into martial arts, but what impressed me the most was the love he showed for his two sons.

Cylie Hoinoski

August 10, 2020

I have so many memories with Anthony that I can’t think of just one to talk about. He was an amazing person, and would do anything for anyone, and I loved that about him. The very first time we ever hung out, Davis, Brian, Anthony, and I spent a whole day driving around town giving food, and beer to the homeless. I’m so grateful I got the chance to get to know him and have him in my life. I’m also glad my kids had someone like Anthony to look up to. My daughter still doesn’t quite understand, and asks about him almost every day. And my son misses him so much. I will miss that big smile of his. May you rest in heaven Anthony. You will never be forgotten.

Sarah Claywell

August 7, 2020

Our Indiana family loves it when our Nevada family comes to visit! Family reunions happened yearly, thanks to Grandma Opal. Back in 2009, Anthony, along with many other family members, came to my house for a visit after a reunion. It was a beautiful day of playing games and making memories. (Cornhole was the family favorite!) It was also the day Eric and I announced we were expecting our first child. It was a special day for all of us!

We are so very sorry for your loss. I don't have the right words to write. Just know we love you and are praying for all of you. xoxo

Michelle Boupha

August 5, 2020

To Anthony's family

I'm Brendan's mom. I can remember dropping Brendan off at church for youth group early so he could hang out with Anthony. The thing that stays in my mind is his beautiful smile. His smile lit up the whole room. He was always so polite and respectful. I can see from all of the beautiful pictures, videos and memories shared here there's so much love. He made a huge imprint on all of the lives that he touched. He will be dearly missed by many. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Lori Holland

August 5, 2020

Ever since Anthony was a baby, he made several trips to Indiana with Michele & Linda. He was so full of spunk & personality. On one visit, we remember him playing on the slip & slide at our house. Anthony disappeared around the corner where there was a giant pile of dirt. He was soaking wet & rubbed the dirt all over himself. He was smiling the whole time as he walked over to show us what a muddy mess he was.😊
Our kids have fond memories of playing with Anthony, him spending the night, cookouts at gma Opal’s, & family reunions.
Troy & I got to see Anthony in 2015 when Junior was born. He was definitely a proud daddy!! Billy Graham said, “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” We know Anthony is home now & at complete peace!

Susie Cooper

August 3, 2020

My memory of meeting Anthony was his first trip to Indiana. It seems like only yesterday he was being pushed around in his stroller here. He didn't always like being confined to his "wheels," but he sure looked cute sitting in them!

As he got older, he loved coming to grandma Opal's and sitting around her campfires and marshmallow roasts. He also loved running around her big "green" yard in the country. He could see bright stars in the night sky, instead of Las Vegas lights!

Fun things I remember when I came to visit in LV was how he loved his computer. He couldn't say computer, it was "puter," it always made me laugh! I also enjoyed his excitement of rummaging through his grandma Linda's bedroom junk drawer! I never did see what was inside, but it must have been pretty amazing! Anthony will always be deeply loved and missed, along with that beautiful smile of his. No doubt, his ability to flash that dazzling smile and gorgeous eyes saved him from getting into too much trouble with his grandma Linda, after all, who could resist that handsome face!

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 KJV

Mike Nguyen

August 3, 2020

I met Anthony through a mutual friend Brody Dunford around 2013 . One of our earliest memories was when the three of us went to Logan Dale to go swimming and BBQ at the lake . Anthony magically caught a water snake and he skinned it and cooked it for us on the grill lol. Taste like chicken he said 😬
What stood out most about Anthony was that he was always a solid friend. I could always count on him for anything. He was always so honest and respectful . He would always invite me and encourage me to go work out with him. Like the little brother I never had.. His discipline work ethic ,and recent passion for Martial Arts /MMA was superior. He loved Bruce Lee philosphy. Although he loved my tacos he would limit himself to two when he was training otherwise he could devour 12 easily 😊 Anytime I loaned him any money he would literally always hunt me down to pay me. He always offered me a hand and came to my taco events to help and show support. He always loved and spoke highly of his grandma and two sons and had big dreams to take them fishing and put them into sports. Im just overwhelmed with sadness confusion & disbelief ... listening to "tears in heaven" writing this...
I love you brother , you will be deeply missed. I will mourn you til I join you across the bridge. I know your in heaven with angels, no longer suffering, .. Please shine your light down on us and look after our families during these tragic times in this world 🌎


Thank you, Anthony, for always looking out for me and being a great friend.. i wish we could of spent more time together. I know you wanted to come to my 4th of July party but you had to work.. You taught me to strive each day to be a better person and I’ll continue to do my best, knowing that you are always with me in spirit.

Rest in Paradise my friend. We’ll all miss you a lot. Thank you for everything. 🙏🙌💙

Victoria Nicastro

August 2, 2020

Jr doesn't stop talking about you. He don't quite get it. But he knows ur his Angel...he knows ur resting. We will for ever miss you

Noni Kaylor

August 2, 2020

Dear Linda, Michele and Anthony's extended families. I'm so very sorry about the loss of such a young man. I pray that his wings will get him to heaven where Gramma Opal will be waiting.🙏😇

Micha Ho

August 2, 2020

I want to talk this time to commemorate Anthony and say that even our greatest Warriors have moments of weakness. To me this man was one of the strongest people I knew, with one of the kindest hearts. He would help anyone he could and without a second thought. I’m glad to have know you and to have had you by my side.
I now have an army behind me to keep me strong in the tough times. I’m glad I could call you my brother. Please watch over me tell we meet in the next life.

One of the things we would always do is stay up for hours trading music and listening together one night we decided to make a playlist that was just mine and his if anyone would like to listen to the music that moved out souls I’ll include the link below. Thank you for your time.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/02oSwy3VTKxxrCisEwTvyB?si=C6IjuAVCRm-ZuzJlZCm-bw

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Anthony, Aunt Lavona and Cousin Alyssa

FROM THE FAMILY

Anthony and cousin Alyssa

FROM THE FAMILY

Anthony and his brother A.J. at a fishing trip in Utah

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Anthony and brother A.J. flexing their muscles

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Anthony's Mom Michele and Anthony on a fishing trip in Utah

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Anthony and brother A.J.

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Anthony caught a big fish. He was so happy loved fishing.

FROM THE FAMILY

Anthony, A.J., Alyssa Halloween

FROM THE FAMILY

Utah trip

Biography

Anthony James Waldrop was born 8/28/92 to parents Jim Collins and Michele Walker at UMC Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. From an early age, he had so much energy, was always on the move, and could never sit still for long, which carried over into adulthood. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hiking, and being with family and friends. He appeared to be rough and tough on the outside with his muscles and tattoos, yet he was actually quite the opposite. He had a gentle old soul, would do anything to help his friends and family, make food for the homeless, drive around town passing it out, help rebuild churches, and distribute clothing to the children at the orphanage while on his mission trips in Mexico. After one of his mission trips, he came home excited to tell the family that he was baptized in the Pacific Ocean.

He enjoyed talking with and meeting new people but was not one to initiate the conversation first. He was quiet but not shy. He had a great sense of humor and liked being silly, playing pranks, and laughing. He was never interested in material things. We had to convince him as a teenager that he needed more than one pair of shoes.

His hobbies included playing guitar, video games, mixed martial arts, and fishing. Mixed martial arts became more than just a hobby, it became his life goal and dream to one day coach at-risk children to keep them out of trouble and on a straight path. He kept disciplined and was beginning to work with other fighters to get them ready for their fights.

When Anthony was really young, my friend Teresa let him hold her pet snake. Since that day, he became fascinated with reptiles. He had two snakes, Kratos a Boa, and V his python, two bearded dragons named Bonnie and Clyde, and two geckos. He gave the female gecko to Anthony Jr, who named her Bella.

His favorite person was his grandma Linda. They had such a special bond. She would call him her little Anthony. He loved her so much.

What Anthony was most proud of that meant more than anything in this world was his two sons Anthony Jr. age 5, and Ayden, age 2. You could see the love and happiness in his eyes when he was with them. He spent a lot of time with them, loved taking them to the park, playing with them, and holding and hugging them.

In lieu of flowers, Anthony's mom Michele is opening an account for Anthony's sons. If you would like to donate to this fund, please contact Michele for address and information.

Anthony was a strong warrior with a gentle heart. He was loved by all that knew him and will be dearly missed.

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