Taiwan "Tony" ClantonJanuary 26, 1975 ~ June 27, 2017 (age 42)
Tony Clanton, age 42 passed on June 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Soul Saving Station at 805 Dawson St., Wilmington, N.C. with Apostle Patrick McNeir officiating. Burial will be in the Herring Cemetery in Burgaw, N.C.
Tony was born in Washington, DC to the late Frances Renee Herring and Clinton Clanton on January 26, 1975. Tony graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in 1994. While living in North Carolina Tony made many friends while managing several fast food restaurants and a clothing store.
Tony later moved to Washington, DC and then to Marion, SC where he graduated from The Cathedral Bible College. He then moved to Philadelphia, Pa. where he became a member of Triumph Baptist Church. Tony participated in the Gaudenzia life programs and the Return Management DHS. He graduated with honors and was awarded several plaques and certificates. Tony was very happy to give back to his community as he mentored to other young men in the program.
Tony leaves to cherish his memory: his fiancé, Cynthia Byrd of Philadelphia, Pa; three daughters; Pleasure Clanton, Ashley Scott and Angela Clanton all of Wilmington, NC. Five sons; Tremayne Thomas of El Paso, Texas, Tiquan Clanton (Lakera), Clovis, NM, Isarah Clanton, Larry Clanton and Zion Clanton all of Wilmington, NC. Four grandchildren; Ty'vain Clanton, Angel Johnson, Jasiah Johnson all of Wilmington, NC.,Tremayne Thomas Jr. of El Paso, Texas. Two brothers; Larry Goodman (Quijuana) of Houston, Texas, C.J. Clanton of Marion, S.C. Three sisters; Angela Blackman of Whiteville, N.C., Anmarie Clanton and Kimberly Clanton all of Marion, S.C. Two special cousins; Julia Johnson of Burgaw, N.C. and Christina Goodman of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Two special life long friends; Tuesday Seabrook and Cyrenda Turner-Smith both of Wilmington, N.C. and a host of nieces and other relatives and friends.