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Anthony J. Kelpine (Tony), 47

Anthony J. Kelpine (Tony), 47, of Cabot passed away on Thursday,  January 3, 2019.

Tony was an avid sports fan, woodworker and music buff and Tony was a huge Yankee’s fan.  He really enjoyed his career at Entergy, especially the time he spent as an construction clerk.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children Joshua and Jacob Kelpine; his parents Jim and Linda Derse; siblings Patricia (Todd) Jantz, Edward (Jamie) Derse; mother of his children LeAnna Farmer-Kelpine as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and all that knew him.

To know Tony was to love Tony; he will be truly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held on January 7, 2019 at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076 at 2:00 P.M.


  • Carolyn derse Posted January 4, 2019 6:15 PM

    So sorry to hear of his passing he will be missed

  • Susan Heuvelman Posted January 4, 2019 6:17 PM

    I am so sorry to see this! Many thoughts and prayers for the family

  • Brandy Everett Posted January 4, 2019 6:24 PM

    Tony, you had the biggest heart Ive ever known. I will miss you tremendously. You are loved, brother!

  • Nita Webb-Martin Posted January 4, 2019 6:41 PM

    RIP Tony. I will miss our talks. Prayers for peace for your boys.

  • Michele Golland Posted January 4, 2019 6:45 PM

    Tony was a great guy. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. The world lost a sweet soul when he passed away. I am so sorry for everyone’s loss and will be praying for his family and friends.

  • Carl Shehorn Posted January 4, 2019 7:07 PM

    Tony you were a great guy who is gone waaaay too soon. You will be missed my friend.

  • Marty Mraz Posted January 4, 2019 8:01 PM

    My thoughts and prayers to the family. He will be truly missed. A lot of good memories will remain.

  • Ralph & Pat Martin Posted January 4, 2019 8:25 PM

    May he rest in Eternal Peace knowing his Family Loved Him!

  • Cedric Smith Posted January 4, 2019 9:05 PM

    Wow… Tony and I went to UCA together. We were neighbors and we hung out together as college students. We worked together and even car pooled. Tony was a tramendous guy

  • Christina Hamilton Posted January 4, 2019 9:26 PM

    Tony you will be truly missed. We will always cherish the times we spent with you. Praying for all that loved you especially those precious boys that were lucky enough to call you Dad. Rest In Peace

  • Becky Galloway Cochran Posted January 4, 2019 9:31 PM

    Tony’s heart was always good. I enjoyed playing “guess the Beatle song” with him while we worked together at Entergy. I had a Beatle picture in my office that he always loved. I will miss him. The Bible promises there will be a resurrection of those that we loved. No more pain, sorrow or death.
    Rev 21:3,4. I look forward to seeing Tony again.

  • Ann Farmer Posted January 4, 2019 10:12 PM

    Joshua and Jacob, I know you will miss your dad but keep the good memories close to your heart when you’re feeling sad. I’m so so sorry for your loss. Love you guys!

  • James Dempsey Posted January 5, 2019 2:16 AM

    Tony was a good friend and always brighten my day when I seen him you’ll truly be missed Brother.

  • Jeff barnett Posted January 5, 2019 5:20 AM

    Going to miss you buddy.
    RIP Big guy ,see you and Rog soon..

  • Chad Conner Posted January 5, 2019 9:35 AM

    Love you brother. You will be deeply missed

  • Bev Pannell Posted January 5, 2019 9:41 AM

    My dear friend…what will the Pannells ever do without you here? You won the race brother. Please help watch over us til we see you again. Much love to your boys. Love you Tony..always.

  • Janese Allen Posted January 5, 2019 10:32 AM

    I am sorry to hear about Tony’s passing my prayers are with you during this time. I attend church with Tony and his family at Southside many years ago.

  • Andrew R Coppersmith Posted January 5, 2019 10:53 PM

    Way too young, take care

  • Susan Dempsey Posted January 6, 2019 12:53 PM

    You had the biggest heart. We will miss you. You were a great friend and coach. We will be praying for your family and friends.

  • Maggie Oholendt Posted January 11, 2019 4:03 PM

    Tony was one of the first people who made me feel welcome when I came to Entergy AR from Louisiana. He loved his children with his entire being and loved his family. He will be dearly missed by anyone who had the fortune to be his friend.

  • Randy Bishop Posted February 5, 2019 5:37 AM

    Tony gave me a job when I most needed one, when I was a stranger in a strange town with few friends. I am grateful for the kindness he showed me all those years ago and hope to pass it on someday. Tony, we were glad to have you with us.

  • linda derse Posted February 20, 2019 11:28 PM

    I want to thank everyone who has signed my sons book. These words are so meaningful and helps with my healing, which will take forever.

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