He was born March 22, 1932, in Carbon, the son of Phillip A. Jeffries and Alma Martin Jeffries. He graduated from Van Buren High School. Tony served in the United States Air Force for four years.
On Jan. 23, 1955, he married Chitra Hutchison Jeffries, and together they raised their family in Brazil. He was one of the founders of the Clay Youth League and enjoyed coaching for many years. He served as Cub Master while his children were in scouting. He was also active in the Jaycees organization. He was a past member of the F & A.M. Lodge No. 264. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2. Following retirement Tony could be found many days at the golf course, and most mornings having coffee at the local Hardees with his friends.
Tony worked for IBM in Greencastle for more than 33 years, retiring in 1987 when the center closed. He later worked in management for Columbia House, Terre Haute, retiring from that position in 2000.
Survivors include his wife Chitra Jeffries, six children Ric and Linda Jeffries Pimento, Kent and Debbi Jeffries, Terre Haute, Debbie and Jim Zimmerman, Brazil, Brent Jeffries, Brazil, Jon and Cindy Jeffries, Plainfield and Miranda Jeffries, Terre Haute, 15 grandchildren Jacob (J.T.) Jeffries, Jennie (Dustin) Bush, Kevin Zimmerman, Evan Whitman (Alison), Benjamin Whitman, Joseph Whitman, Logan Whitman, Caleb Whitman, Taneya Jeffries, Michael Jeffries, Jessica Jeffries, Mackenzie Jeffries, Coleson Jeffries, Gavin Jeffries, Kayleen Grable, three great-grandchildren Henry Bush, Emma Whitman, and Luke Whitman, two sisters Marlene (Don) Dowell and Judy Wright, all of Brazil, one sister-in-law Paula Jeffries, Rockville, and mother-in-law, Beulah Hutchison, Cloverdale, several nieces and nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Dick Jeffries and father-in-law Chester Hutchison.
Services will be conducted Saturday, at 11 a.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with Rev. Bill Price officiating. Music selections will be provided by Steve McCullough. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Saturday, one hour prior to services.
Military graveside services will be provided by the American Legion Post No. 2 and VFW No. 1127.
Pallbearers will include his grandsons Jacob (J.T.) Jeffries, Kevin Zimmerman, Evan Whitman, Benjamin Whitman, Joseph Whitman, Logan Whitman, Caleb Whitman and Micheal Jeffries.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Clay Youth League, P.O. Box 18, Brazil, IN, or to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 Eighth Ave. Terre Haute, IN. 47804. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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