Anthony Dean "Tony" Napier passed away at 3:03 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his West CR 18, Fostoria, residence. He fought cancer for about nine months.
Tony was born Oct. 26, 1958, in Wabash, Ind. He married Jennifer "Jenny" Hoover of Bascom April 8, 2004, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. She survives with their three sons, Dylan, Joey and Austin.
Tony also has two daughters, Christy (James) Redden of Salem, Ind., and Angel (Brian) Alban of Harpster, and a son, Chad Napier of Los Angeles, Calif. Tony previously had been married to Sherry (Etzinger) Stevens of Bucyrus.
His grandchildren include Michael, Ashley and Brandon Schuley, and Karson Alban. Tony has a brother, Earl Webb of Hendersonville, Tenn., and a sister, Pat Brewer, who both survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Virginia (Moore) Napier; a brother, Thomas Webb; and a sister, Phyllis Young.
Tony was the founder and original instructor of Eagle Claw Karate Club in Bucyrus. Although he worked at M-Tek in Upper Sandusky from 2002 to 2006, the majority of his work history included driving truck. He most recently had been self-employed with Aetna Freightlines Inc. in the flatbed division.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and pretty much anything outdoors.
Tony was a member of Bucyrus Freewill Baptist Church where he was the missions director. He attended various mission trips to Mexico and even had the opportunity to include two of his sons on some of those trips. Tony loved working for his Lord! He cherished his wife and his family and had a genuine love for friends and just talking to people. He will be remembered and missed by many.
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday in Bucyrus Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Lyle Arnett officiating.
The family will receive friends 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made through the funeral home, and expressions of sympathy can be left at munzpirnstill.com.