John served in the U.S. Army during WWII, owned and operated Jon Anthony Florist; was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Holt; formerly served as president of the Holt Kiwanis Club; and was the former president of the Eastside Commercial Club.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Harriet; daughters, Patricia (Douglas) Holliday, Sandra (Brian) Lundy; son, Rick (Carole) Anthony; daughter, Pamela (Gary) Sage; grandchildren, Roy (Debbie), Jon Todd (Tanya), Kimberly (Ray), Jeffrey, Peter (Cheryl), Paul (Pamela), Robert (Joelle), Rick Jr., Ryan (Angela), Randi Kay, Charles (Laura), Jon M. Jr., Autumn (Ben); great-grandchildren, Doug, Rochelle, Kayla (Brandon), Ashley (Ben), Mallory, Blake, Hailey, Elise, Jacob, Levi, Camryn, Vincent, Andrew, Tao; and great-great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brody, Brock and Braxton. He was preceded in death by son, Jon M. Anthony; grandson, Abraham Anthony; and brother, Gordon Anthony.
A service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 Aurelius Road, Holt, MI 48842 with the Rev. Kirk R. Miller officiating. The family will receive family and friends on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel and 1 hour prior to the service.