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Victor Joel Antley (03-03-2016)
Photo of Victor Joel AntleyMr. Antley was born on
December 5, 1920, at his
home in Point. He died at
his home in Central, La.,
on Wednesday, February 24,
2016, at the age of 95 after a
brief illness.
He was the eldest of
eight children born to Ford
and Ava Smith Antley. Mr.
Antley graduated from
Downsville High School,
where he played varsity
basketball and baseball.
As part of the “Greatest
Generation,” he proudly
served his country in WWII
as a US Navy pilot in the
Pacific Theater. He retired
from the State of Louisiana
after having worked for the Department of Health and the
Department of Corrections.
A country boy at heart, he enjoyed quail hunting with
his bird dogs, his vegetable garden, telling stories of growing
up in rural North Louisiana and sports – anything
LSU, Saints, or Texas Rangers.
He was preceded in death by: His parents and six siblings
– brothers, Aubrey Antley and wife Elma, Smith
Antley and wife Erma Jean, and Huey Antley, and and
sisters, Betty Tucker and husband Bobby, Grace Pixley,
and Jean Davis.
Survivors include: His wife of 49 years, Dorothy Lucille
Paige Antley; two daughters – Vickie Lynn Antley Hall and
husband Brian of Shreveport and Lisa Ann Antley Roy
and fiancé Roger Moore of Central; grandchildren, Jennifer
Claire Hall Rhodes and husband Patrick of Shreveport,
Joel Mitchell Hall and wife Haley of Shreveport and
Leyton Jarett Roy of Central; his brother Billy L. Antley
and wife Ivee of Point; as well as also survive him, as
well as numerous nieces and nephews, and spouses of his
siblings: Gary Davis, Bobbie Antley, and Paul Pixley. Mr.
Antley’s first great-grandchild, Dixie Claire Rhodes (due
date late March, 2016) had not arrived before his passing.
A memorial visitation was held at Greenoaks Funeral
Home in Baton Rouge on Saturday, February 27, 2016, from
12-2 p.m. Visitation resumed at Kilpatrick Funeral Home
of West Monroe from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February
29, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Interment followed
in Acree Cemetery in Point, LA.