MISSION - Anthony "Tony" Randolph Small, 71, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Mr. Small was born on Oct. 17, 1942. He served his country in the Air Force Intelligence Division from 1960-1965 as security for Air Force One during the Kennedy-Johnson presidency during the Vietnam Era and was stationed in London and Turkey during the Mid-East Crisis.
Survivors include his mother, Lorna B. Small; daughter, Dendea L. Balli; son, Anthony Randolph Small II; and brother, Terry Small.
He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Small, and sister, Jackie Huddleston.
Interment will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post #3895.
Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Small, Roy Balli, Rogelio Balli, Terry Small, Paul Huddleston and David S. Elbers.
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