Anthony Ray Stallings

    Birth Date: 11/19/1965
    Deceased Date: 05/08/2021

    Selma – Anthony Ray Stallings, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday May 8, 2021. He was born at the hospital in Smithfield, NC on November 19, 1965 to the late Aaron and Emma Jones Stallings.

    The family will receive visitors at the Parrish Funeral Home in Selma, NC on Thursday May 13, 2021 from 1 PM to 2 PM. Reverend Terry Ellis will be officiating the funeral service that will immediately follow in the chapel of the Parrish Funeral Home at 2PM.

    The burial will take place at Carter’s Chapel Church Cemetery.

    Anthony is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rhonda Strickland Stallings; daughter, Ashley Jones and husband Ryan of Grand Island, FL; granddaughter, Taylor Jones; son, “AJ” Anthony Jordan Stallings and wife Shannon of Archer Lodge; sisters, Jo Anne Johnson and husband Edgar of Shoeheel, Cathy Harris of Monroeville, NJ; in laws, William “Bill” Strickland and Joyce Strickland; sister in law, Kelly Duncan; numerous nieces and nephews; and special canine companion, Gigi. Anthony was a member of Selma OFWB Church. One of his many passions was playing guitar and singing bluegrass gospel with The Redeemed for a number of years, alongside his son, brother-in-law and nephew. He coached softball and baseball for many different teams within Johnston Country over the years, and loved all of his pets. During his career, Anthony was a deputy sheriff and worked with the rescue squad as well. His most recent position was working for NC State University’s Wolfline as a transportation supervisor.

    In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Selma OFWB Church 600 N Pollock St, Selma, NC 27576 or to Johnston County Animal Services 115 Shelter Way, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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