Clyde Wayne “Bide” Anthony









Clyde Wayne “Bide” Anthony, 73, of Center, passed away March 4, 2017, at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.
Mr. Anthony was born May 11, 1943, in Shelbyville, to James Vernon Anthony and Lucille Clark Anthony.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  He would rather have been on a tractor cutting hay any day of the week.  Mr. Anthony loved fish frys, family gatherings and every moment of time spent with his children and grandchildren. His past few years, he enjoyed his chickens, gardening and spending time with his dog.  
He is survived by
Tammy Thomas of Marshall, Texas
Kim McClain and husband, James, of Monahans, Texas
Denise Shofner and husband, Nathan, of Shelbyville, Texas
Sherry Goodwyn and husband, Brad, of Key Largo, Florida
James Wayne Anthony of Center
Tara Thomas
Debbie Thomas
Emily Chambers
Teagan McClain
Jessica McClain
Ethan Shofner
Abigayle Shofner
Eli Shofner
Madison Goodwyn
Joshua Goodwyn
Jeremiah Goodwyn
Deacon Anthony
Olivia Anthony
Great Grandchildren:
Sydney Maes
Rymengton Chambers
Sister: Gay Nell McCoy
Longtime Buddy and Friend: Don Hooper
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Mother of his children: Kathy Anthony
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Vernon Anthony and Lucille Clark Anthony
Brothers: Charles “Dank” Anthony, Morris Anthony, Royce Chandler
Pallbearers will be Jeb Shofner, Charlie Mitchell, Clifton Porter, Daylon Dunn, Todd Clark and Chris Hancock.  Honorary pallbearers will be Don Hooper, David Dunn and Randy Alford.
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