Anthony Sallie made his heavenly departure from this earthly world on Sunday, April 27, 2014. He was the fifth child born Jan. 26, 1967 to Patricia Sallie-Johns and the late L.C. Sallie.
“Sal,” as he was affectionately known, was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, where he attended public schools and graduated in the Class of 1985 from Ball High School.
Anthony never met a stranger. His love for people, his high-spirited personality and his gracious smile led him to a lengthy career in the hospitality and catering industries for high clientele restaurants, such as the Wentletrap and Tremont House of Galveston. His talent for cooking established him as a personal chef for family and friends.
Anthony accepted Christ at an early age while attending Live Oak Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. George W. Barron.
Anthony “Sal” Sallie is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albennie and Odie Wortham Jr.; his father, L.C. Sallie; and a brother, L.C. Sallie Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memories three loving children, Anthony James “AJ,” Simone and Clyde; a loving mother and friend, Patricia Johns (Leslie); two loving sisters, Hannas Jackson (Dr. J. Don Jackson) and Cynthia Sallie; three brothers, Craython Sallie (Sheree), Jeffrey Sallie (Gayle) and Emory Sallie (Betty); a wife, Rhonda; and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. John D. Johnson III officiating.
Burial will follow at Price Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Mr. Sallie died on Tuesday, April 29 at his residence.
Viewing will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.