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Anthony Merrel Widner's Obituary

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        1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350
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      • Sunset Memorial Park

      • 1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350

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Anthony Merrel Widner (Tony), 55, of Dothan, Alabama, passed away on February 7, 2018.


The funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Park with Mark Benson of Dothan First Assembly officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on February 12, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral at Sunset Memorial Park after the service.


Tony was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 13, 1962. He went to South Haven High School. Tony served in the United States Army for 11 years. During his service, he fought in Operation Desert Storm. Tony worked as a driver for Fed-Ex for 17 years. Tony was faithful to the Lord and was actively involved in Dothan First Assembly. He enjoyed playing music. He loved to play guitar and sing. He loved his family and friends. His smile and sweet words will always be remembered. 


Tony is survived by daughters, Elizabeth (Ernie) Haefner and Georgia Widner; his parents, Claud and Edna Widner; his brothers, Claud (Debbie) Widner, John (Terry) Widner and Jerry Widner; his sisters, Angela (Dwaine) Adkins, Rose Marie (Gary) Tackett, Mandy (James) Haynes, and Linda Strohn; and several nieces and nephews. Tony is preceded in death by his mother Beulah Mae Widner (Hibbs). 

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Sandy Riddle

I am so sorry for your loss, wish I could be with you all. But he gave me the best gift, our daughter Elizabeth. He will always be in my memories. He is up above being your guardian angel. I will always remember his singing. First time I heard him sing I was 17 , he sang Handy Man. That song has and will always be my song.
Hey Erk hope you feel better now, I will always be your shadow.

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Jerry Widber

To all of my family, Tony would have been proud of the way we all have come together to be a part of his celebration of life. I miss you brother. You will always be with me.

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Sylvia Quattlebaum

My prayers are with you Georgia in this time of lost. Pray and seek gods wisdom during this time and he will give you the strength you need. Take care of youself and your baby.

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Benjamin r rogers

He was a great guy for the time I had known him he will be greatly missed

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Mark Wild

Thoughts and prayers are with friends and family

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Debbie Widner

You will be greatly missed I love you my brother stay golden Tony boy.

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Nicole Sewell and Family

It was a pleasure knowing you all these years. We had many great memories and the world will be a less brighter place without you. Heaven gained a wonderful angel we will miss you and love you.

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Rose Straughn

Tony will be missed dearly. I so miss talking with him and seeing him live on facebook singing. I pray for strength for all his family and friends he had to leave behind.

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Donna Widner

I am so so sorry for your loss. I truly wish I was there, but I can not,but know my heart is heavy knowing that Tony is gone. I know he is in Heaven, visiting with his mom and Praising the Lors. It is so hard to understand why one of the few Good Guys was taken so soon, but God had a plan,even if we don’t understand. I am so Blessed to have known Tony and he will be Missed!

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James Creel

My prayers are with you all. I met Tony in the DFA band and I miss his guitar, enthusiasm and encouragement. He always made it know how much he loved his family. God bless you all and may the Comforter be ever close to you all.

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Keith Hudson

I am honored to have known Tony. He was an awesome guy with great character. He will be sorely missed. Til we meet again, my friend.

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Tina Harris

Uncle Tony,
Thank you for your service to our great country. Thank you for being a good brother to my mom. I know you are in heaven with grandma. You will be missed.
Love your niece,
Tina Marie

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Starlett Crossman

Earth's loss is heavens gain!
Words cannot describe the loss so many of
us feel now.But at the same time we rejoice in knowing Tony is home and will never face pain
or heartache again and we will join him soon.
Sing Tony sing let the heavens ring with your voice !
I love you always Star

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