Anthony "Tony" DeLaughter, age 51, of North Manchester, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021 surrounded by his family. Tony was born on September 26, 1969 in Wabash, IN to Darwin and Valeria (Layne) DeLaughter. Tony married Kelly Newman on October 10, 2008.
Tony, along with Kelly, owned and operated DeLaughter Bail Bonds and Indiana Tow and Recovery. He was a member of the Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Deming Lodge 88 F&AM of Indiana.
Tony is survived by his wife, Kelly DeLaughter of North Manchester; two sons, Braden Fortner of North Manchester and Christian DeLaughter of Syracuse; two daughters, Laynen DeLaughter and Alexandra (Carl) Valadez, both of North Manchester; a step-daughter, Amber (Chance) Shockey of Arizona; his father, Darwin DeLaughter; a brother, Tim (Michelle) DeLaughter of Japan; a sister, Tana (Darin) Lehr of Delphi; and a grandson, Elliot DeLaughter.
Tony's mother, Valeria, preceded him in death.
Tony lived by the belief and desire to be "rich" in kindness--being helpful to everyone who knew him. Through his bail bondsman and towing businesses, he often went above and beyond to help strangers. And his friends and family knew he could be counted on to lend a hand whenever he could.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 IN-114, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in the church with visitation one hour prior to services. Pastor Jeremy Jones is officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, N. Manchester, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.
Arrangements are entrusted to Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W Kem Rd, Marion, IN.
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Wabash County Cancer Society
P.O. Box 144, N. Manchester IN 46962