Harry Antles Jr.



Harry Lee Antles Jr., born April 10, 1940, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family holding him on June 11, 2021. Harry was born in Charleston WV, however, spent most of his life in Grand Rapids MI. He is survived by his wife, Rose (also known as Niki) Antles; children, Scott (Barb) Antles, Tami (David) Marek, Lori (John) Ellison, Dawn DeRaad; grandchildren, Anthony (Adrianse,) Andrew (Dykehouse,) Samantha, Sydnee, Justin, Jordan, (Ellison), and David, Caleb, Kaiti (Marek), Ashley, Aubrey, Alexis, Ryan (Antles,), Mackenzie, Mason, Daryann (DeRaad); and great grandchildren, Keilah, Alyk, Ryker, Samuel, and Addison. Harry was a dedicated worker for Steelcase Inc. for 36-1/2 years.  In retirement, he loved his new family of friends in a part time job with Auto Value Warehouse. His hobbies throughout life brought him great joy and so many new, old, and wonderful lifelong friends along the way!  His hobbies included bowling, fishing, raising, and showing Arabian horses, restoring, showing, and cruising in his many “cool” classic cars and trucks, and lastly loving and restoring vintage campers.  He lived a full, enjoyable life with his family and friends always in close proximity. Harry always defined his life as trying hard to be a “Good Man” and has left that as a lasting impression on all who knew him. There will be a gathering of friends and family luncheon from 11AM – 2PM on Saturday, June 19, at First Baptist Church in Lowell, 2275 W. Main St., Lowell Michigan, 49331.

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