Anthony Alan Ankrom, 69, of Proctor, WV, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020, in Wheeling Hospital.
Tony was born July 9, 1950, in Benwood, WV, a son of the late Robert and Frances (Kwiatkowski) Ankrom. He was retired from American Electric Power, Mitchell Plant, Moundsville; attended the former Union High School, Benwood, WV; and was in the first graduating class of John Marshall High School.
Tony was a volunteer for the Young Marines, Moundsville; and was an avid WWII historian, and collector of authentic WWII artifacts. He has toured with the USS LST-325 Landing Ship from WWII, the last remaining WWII ship of its type, docked in Evansville, IN. He was also a gunsmith and a founding member of the Moundsville Rifle and Pistol Club.
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Karen Louise (Masters) Ankrom; a son, Steven (Tiffany) Ankrom of Benwood, WV; and. two grandsons, Colton and Kain Ankrom.
Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 3 pm until time of funeral services at 6 pm, with Life Celebrant David Wright officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the USS LST-325 Ship Memorial, Attn. Maintenance Fund, 840 LST Drive, Evansville, IN 47713. Contributions can also be made online at www.TMCfunding.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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