Thursday, June 5, 2008

George Earl Antle, 82, of Exeter, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville.

He was born May 22, 1926, in Barry County, the son of Perry Olin and Pearl (Higgs) Antle. On June 24, 1944, in Berryville, Ark., he was united in marriage to Dorothy Katherine Williams, who preceded him in death on June 11, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Carl Antle, on March, 1947.

Survivors include: one son, G.W. Antle and his wife, Trish, of Exeter; three daughters, Carol Longley and her husband, Roger, of Cassville, Linda Fulton and her husband, Howard, of Branson, and Cheri Williams and her husband, Tony, of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, B.M. Antle, of Klamath Falls, Oreg.; one sister, Ona Sue Goostree, of Hayes, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He served in the United States Army during World War II, in Germany and was a guard at the famous Nuremburg Trials. He owned and operated his own trucking business and in later years was employed by Keen Livestock. George was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Cassville. During the 1960s he was a member of the Barry County Sheriff's Posse, proudly performing on his palominos, Janie and Tuffy. He was a long-standing member of the Cassville Lions Club and will be remembered for his many journeys as bus driver for the Exeter School District.

Graveside services with full military honors were held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Bob Neeley conducted the services. No visitation is planned.

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