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 U.S. Air Force for four years.
On January 23, 1955 he married Chitra Hutchison Jeffries and together they raised their family in Brazil.
Tony 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 #264. He was a member of the American Legion Post #2.
Following retirement, Tony could be found many days at the golf course and most mornings having coffee at the local Hardee's with his friends.
Tony worked for IBM in Greencastle for over 33 years, retiring in 1987 when the center closed. He later worked in management for Columbia House in Terre Haute, retiring from that position in 2000.
Survivors include his wife Chitra Jeffries; six children, Ric and Linda Jeffries of Pimento, Kent and Debbi Jeffries of Terre Haute, Debbie and Jim Zimmerman of Brazil, Brent Jeffries of Brazil, Jon and Cindy Jeffries of Plainfield and Miranda Jeffries of 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 and 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 of Rockville; mother-in-law Beulah Hutchison of Cloverdale; and several nieces and nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Dick Jeffries; and father-in-law Chester Hutchison.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel with the Rev. Bill Price officiating. Music selections will be provided by Steve McCullough. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Saturday one hour prior to services.
Military graveside services will be provided by the American Legion Post #2 and VFW #1127.
Pallbearers will include his grandsons, Jacob 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 47834 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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