Mr. Anthony Dean Burroughs
Mr. Anthony Dean Burroughs, also known as “Big Time Tony,” was born in Atlanta, Georgia, April 2, 1947, and passed away at his home in Newnan, Georgia, August 9, 2014.
He is survived by his best friend, Cecelia Burroughs; children, Julie Burroughs, Laura Thomas, Lisa Moates, and Chuck Burroughs; grandchildren, Hailey Thomas, Brooke and Taylor Walker, Kristen Hector, Jessica and Sean Pounds, Shane and Chance Collins; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Sandra Kimmons and brother-in-law Tommy Kimmons.
He is predeceased by his father, Marvin Burroughs; mother, Bettie Wright Burroughs; and brother, Larry Burroughs.
Tony served with distinction in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Paratroopers, 1969-1970. Tony was a nature enthusiast, an avid adventurer and a dedicated volunteer with the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend, where he maintained trails and did river cleanup. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Friends of Chattahoochee Bend at Bendfriend.org , in honor of Tony Burroughs, or mail to Friends of Chattahoochee Bend, 425 Bobwhite Way Newnan, Georgia 30263, to support the upkeep of trails and river cleanup. Tony's Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Pavilion 1. Casual attire.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mckoon.com .
McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263; 770-253-4580.