Dr. Mark Anthony (2/2/1942 - 4/11/2018)

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Edward Mark Anthony passed away April 11, 2018 due to pancreatic cancer. Mark was born February 2, 1942 to H. Mark and Marguerite Edwards Anthony and was raised with his brothers Dean and Glen in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from North Texas State University and Baylor College of Dentistry. He met his wife, Gail Justiss, while they were attending college, and married her in 1968. After graduation from dental school, Mark joined the Army and served our country as a dentist at Long Binh, Vietnam and Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. Mark and Gail moved to Van with their daughter, Tamara, in 1972 to establish his dental practice. Mark served as Van's dentist until his retirement in 2000. He also served on the Van ISD school board, various committees at Van United Methodist Church, the Kiwanas Club, East Texas Wood Turner's Association, and other civic committees. Mark enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, spending time in nature, learning (especially about science and history), turning wood, and playing golf.

Mark is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gail Anthony; daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Tracy Carter; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Shelley Anthony; brother, Glen Anthony; treasured aunt, Jo Sealey; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Zoe Justiss; brother-in-law, Roddy Haley; other beloved relatives; and close friends who are considered family.

A celebration of life service will be held at Van United Methodist Church on April 28 at 11am with reception and meal to follow. Please join us to celebrate and remember his life and share memories. If desired, donations can be made to Van United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 1919, Van, TX 75790), The Hospice of East Texas (4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701), or .
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Apr. 13, 2018
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