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Mr. Antonio Gales

September 14, 1966 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 54)

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I heard your voice in the wind today 

And I turned to see your face; The warmth of the wind caressed me 

As I stood silently in place. I felt your touch in the Sun today 

As its warmth filed the sky; I closed my eyes for your embrace 

And my spirit soared high. I saw your eyes in the window pane 

As I watched the failing rain; It seemed as each raindrop fell 

It quietly said your name. I held you close in my heart today 

It made me feel complete; You may have fallen asleep... but you are not gone 

You will always be a part of me. As long as the sun shines... 

The wind blows... 

The rain falls... You will live on the inside of me FOREVER 

For that is all my heart KNOWS. 

Antonio (Tony) William Gales was born on September 14, 1966, He transitioned to his new home May 28, 2021, at UNC Hospital Chapel Hill, NC. His parents Annie Ruth Foushee Gales and Danny Vann Gales preceded him in death.

Growing up as a child/youth he attended Jordan Grove AME Zion Church. He also would go with his grandmother to Aunt Jahazel Lane Church to assist in reading the scriptures. He loved playing baseball in school, driving the tractor with his grandfather and going hunting with him. His childhood friends, who remains today as a close net, Junior Jordan, Charles Cheek, and Shelton Brady plus many more friends.

Tony attended Jordan Matthews High School, Siler City, NC and later attended and graduated from Eastern Randolph High School, Ramseur, NC. He then attended Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, NC. He also took classes at Duke Divinity School, Durham NC and graduated from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Tony was a very ambitious person, always planning things to do. Tony worked for various companies, but mainly with IBM Corporation Research Triangle Park, NC and Ford Motor Company, Kansas City, Missouri. Tony had a passion for working on cars, trucks and computers. He collected guitars as a hobby, loved fishing and watching western movies. He like to listen to spirituals by Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers and country music.

He was a friendly person who never met a stranger. He was always the one to start a conversation. Before the conversation ended, he would know your entire life history.

He leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Antonia Traylencia Gales, Kansas City, MO, four sisters, Alisia Pacheo, NC, Monica Lambert, VA, Ramona McQueen, GA., Gladys Gales, MD; six nieces; two nephews; one great aunt, Swannie Durant; three aunts, Margie Foushee, Agnes Foushee, Barbara Shamberger; and a host of cousins and friends who loved him dearly.


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June 3, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knotts and Son Funeral Home Chapel
1501 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344

Graveside Service
June 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Jordan Grove AME Zion Church
3106 W. 3rd St.
Siler City, NC 27344

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