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John L. "Tony" Antoinette

February 2, 1941 December 9, 2018
John L.  "Tony" Antoinette
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John L. “Tony” Antoinette, 77, of Chapin, died on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Columbia, SC.

Born on February 2, 1941 in Miami, Florida, he was a son of the late John and Elsie Mae Baxley Antoinette.

Mr. Antoinette was a 20 year veteran of the US Navy serving during the Vietnam War and retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Additionally, he was retired from SCE&G following 15 years of employment and from ArctiChill.

He was an Atlanta Braves and Miami Dolphins fan. He also enjoyed watching wrestling. Golf, fishing and bowling were favorite pastimes and he liked playing cards and trivia.

Mr. Antoinette is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna Marie Antoinette; children, Robert Antoinette (Kimberly) of West Columbia, TX, Scott Antoinette (Dawn) of Chapin, Leann Phillips (Jayson Mowry) of Columbia, Traci Livingston (Rodney) of Pomaria and Teri Hickox (Anthony) of Middleburg, FL; grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Amber Phillips and Ashley and Wesley Livingston, Anthony Hickox (Misty), Andrew Hickox and Ashlee Rogers (Brian); 2 step- grandsons, Tyler Lovell (Caitlin) and Josh Lovell; 4 great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; and a brother, Albert Antoinette (Linda) of Okeechobee, FL.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Eric Antoinette and sisters, Berdina and Betty.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 17 at the Whitaker Funeral Home Chapel in Newberry, 1704 College St., conducted by the Rev. Paul Allen. Interment with military honors will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at the residence, 326 Smallwood Dr., Chapin and will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 16 at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Chapin, 936 Chapin Road.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Livingston, Wesley Livingston, Robert Antoinette, Scott Antoinette, Jayson Mowry and Eric Boland.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 107 Westpark Blvd #220, Columbia, SC 29210.

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Whitaker Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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5:00 PM 12/16/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/16/2018 7:00:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home - Chapin

939 Chapin Road
Chapin, SC 29036

Family is at the residence 326 Smallwood Dr., Chapin, SC.

Whitaker Funeral Home - Chapin
939 Chapin Road Chapin 29036 SC
United States





2:00 PM 12/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry

1704 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry
1704 College Street Newberry 29108 SC
United States

Cemetery Details


Newberry Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

15127 CR Koon Hwy
Newberry , SC 29138

15127 CR Koon Hwy Newberry 29138 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

107 Westpark Blvd
Columbia, SC 29210

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