Dr. Larry J. Anton, 72, of Carrollton, TX, went to be with Jesus on June 9, 2023. He was born June 18, 1950, to Joseph and Rosanna (Ricker) Anton in Anthony, Kansas. Attended Bluff City School until his senior year when the school closed and then graduated from Anthony High School in 1968.
Larry worked as an audiologist since 1975. Following high school, Larry then obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1972 from North Western State University in Alva, Oklahoma; his Masters from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO in 1975. Later in 2004, He received his Doctor of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences, Meza, Arizona.
He worked with all age groups as an educational audiologist in Iowa; a clinical audiologist at the Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, NE; and in private practice for the past 25 years in Texas. Larry has enjoyed the opportunity of helping individuals overcome their hearing challenges in the Fort Worth area for 23 years.
Larry believed that hearing loss not only impairs the individual’s quality of life but affects the individual’s entire family and friends. During his many years as an Audiologist, he has seen joy brought back to countless individuals and families through hearing aid amplification and counseling. Larry has written numerous hearing related articles for various newspapers and hearing journals. Larry was well respected by his colleagues and professionals all over the world. Larry took immense pride in his profession as an Audiologist. Dr. Anton was also a preceptor for many Audiology students.
He enjoyed being with and doing things with his wife as well as their three sons and their families. Larry was a giver and a fixer always helping others out. When time allowed, he liked working on his hobbies of classic cars and street rods. And was always up for a car show. Larry loved telling jokes, bad jokes too, and could talk for hours about hearing and cars.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Rosanna Anton, grandparents Frank and Mary Anton, uncle, Leonard and Rachel Anton and his father-in-law, Philip Paxton.
Larry is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Chad (Jehan) Anton of Highlands Ranch, CO; stepsons, Bryan (Brenda) Schertz of Canton, TX; Robert (Michelle) Schertz of Blakesburg, IA., sister, Mary Lou and Myrl Misak of Harper, KS., mother-in-law, Mary Paxton of Ottumwa, IA. Grandchildren, Kiev, Fiona, and Novak Anton of Highlands Ranch, CO, Jordyn (Steven) Hughes of Oskaloosa, IA, Whitley (Logan) Alexander of Eddyville, IA, Taylor (Samuel) Shetler of Albia, IA and eleven great-grandchildren. Many incredibly special nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Schaeffer Mortuary in Caldwell, Kansas with Rev. Lonnie Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bluff City, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Caldwell Food Bank, Caldwell, KS, or to Adopt-a-Block – First Assembly of God – 203 Main Street, Terrell, TX 75160.
Memorials may also be made to the University of Texas, Dallas – Collier Center via their website: https://giving.utdallas.edu/CallierCenter. Please mark gifts as a tribute gift, LARRY ANTON, and designate CLP. These donations will be used for research for speech and language pathology for people with head injuries.
Visitation will be held 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday & 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday.