Wayne Lamar Anthony, 72, Lenoir City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
Wayne was born in Town Creek, Ala., Sept. 13, 1940. He was a graduate of Lenoir City High School where he played football, basketball and baseball from 1955 to 1959. Wayne was a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he played football from 1959 to 1963 and received his bachelor's of science degree in history. He received his master's degree in 1974 from Union College. Wayne coached at Greeneville High School from 1964 to 1971 where he taught history and also served as the athletic director. He coached at Jefferson County High School from 1972 to 2001 where he taught history.
Wayne was inducted into the Lenoir City Hall of Fame in 2005 and received the Willie Joe Smalley Courage Award in 2012. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lamar and Ada Lee Anthony.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Anthony; daughter and son-in-law, Wendi and Pramod Potluri; sister, Catherine Duff; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with Mr. Jim Collins officiating.
Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 10:30 Monday morning and proceed to Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens for graveside services at 11 a.m. with Dr. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com