Anthony “Tony” Carreker Sr.

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Anthony “Tony” Carreker Sr., a beloved resident of Akron, Ohio, peacefully passed away at home on April 22, 2024,
surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Tony leaves behind a cherished legacy.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Courtney Carreker. A loving father to Jevon Carreker, Anthony Carreker Jr., Cekoyia
Riechers, Kyia Carreker, Alayiah Carreker, and Jayden Walker. Tony was also a proud grandfather to Zayden, Isaiah Jr.,
Ava, Ze’Nyia, Armoni, and Jordyn. He is lovingly remembered by his sister, Ann Marie Carreker; brother, Eric Carreker; and his best friends, Derrick Moore, Nate Evans, DeShawn Butler, Darryl Johnson and many other family and friends.

Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Carreker; father, James Carreker; sister, Sharon Gravely; and his son, Isaiah Jemison Carreker. He also joins his beloved grandparents, Richard and Fannie McSwain and his loving dog, Rain.

Tony was a man of unwavering faith and a dedicated family man. He approached life with a contagious enthusiasm,
always wearing a smile and singing along to his favorite songs. Tony’s love for sports, particularly football and basketball, brought him great joy. He had a talent for fixing and assembling things around the house, showcasing his handy skills.

Despite his children growing taller than him, Tony never missed an opportunity to playfully engage with them,
maintaining a strong and loving bond. He took great pride in his appearance and always made sure he presented himself
in the best possible way before stepping out of the house. One of Tony’s simple pleasures was sitting on the front porch, basking in the beauty of the world around him.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, May 4, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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  1. Ernestine Beatty-Anderson

    Tony, you’ll be missed I’ve always counted you as a nephew and a friend,you was my nephew Zay’s Dad, when he passed we became friends on FB. I will always remember the good time’s me, you, red, Dawn and my sister Annette. You’ll always be my nephew. Love you Tony because I know you as Tony or Carrot. Prayers for your family ❤️

  2. Michelle Beamon

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  3. Kita Clark-Powell

    The Tucker family would like to send our condolences to the Carreker family. Lean to God at this difficult time. Sending prayers your way.

  4. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and the kids. I never met Tony but I know he was the love of your life. May you have comfort in knowing he is with you till you see each other again.

  5. My condolences to the family .. Been knowing yall forever. Much love homie

  6. Becki Sanford (formerly Parker)


    To love some­one more dear­ly ev­ery day,
    To help a wan­der­ing child to find his way,
    To pon­der o’er a no­ble thought and pray,
    And smile when ev­en­ing falls,
    And smile when ev­en­ing falls:
    This is my task.

    To fol­low truth as blind men long for light,
    To do my best from dawn of day till night,
    To keep my heart fit for His ho­ly sight,
    And an­swer when He calls,
    And an­swer when He calls:
    This is my task.

    And then my Sav­ior by and by to meet,
    When faith hath made her task on earth com­plete,
    And lay my hom­age at the Mas­ter’s feet,
    Within the jas­per walls,
    Within the jas­per walls:
    This crowns my task.

    Emma L. Ashford

  7. LaKesha Thompson

    Anthony was an incredible person who brought so much joy and laughter into our lives. Anthony will be deeply missed, but his memory will forever live on in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with our family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, dear Anthony. You will never be forgotten. ❤️ #Condolences #RIPAnthony

  8. Terraca Collins-Allen

    Your Spirit Anthony Was Unmatched. You Had A Glide In Your Walk That Would Make A Pimp Made Okayyy You Were Humble, Kind And Such A Reserved Spirit. I Remember You Had A Love For Jersey’s And The Way You Would Smile And Shake Your Head When We Practiced For A Dance Battle. In The Presence Of The One Who Made You Fearfully And Wonderfully ❤️❤️

  9. Beverly Tootie)

    My dear Cousin Anthony,

    May you Rest in Peace.

  10. Shawndell Hairston

    My prayers and condolences to family and friends. I’ve known this man since middle school and he will be missed. You were and great friend over the years and now you have your wings. Gone but never Forgotten. See you on the other side.

  11. Just heartbroken to hear about Carrot passing, sadden we did not get to know the beautiful family you had made. Wishing his family peace during this difficult time, thoughts and prayers are with all.


    My deepest heart filled sympathy to the family. Anthony (Carrot) will always be in our hearts. May God give you the strength and understanding to get through this trying time. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    -Weeping may endure for the night, But joy will come in the morning.

    Kawanna Pleasant

  13. Darryl L Johnson

    Anthony was a good close friend.. we had some good memories.. I will always cherish them.. sending my condolences to the family.. rest easy my friend…

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