JOHN CHARLES FORD ANKENY
2/23/71 – 8/4/12
John passed away Saturday, August 4, after a battle with esophageal cancer. He demonstrated great courage and dignity to the last. He is survived by his father, John Ankeny and step-mother, Ali of North Charleston; mother, Carolyn Ann of NM; wife Annie; and children Savanna, Morgan, Logan, Tyler, Courtney, Sierra, Katie and Emily; sisters and brothers, Ellie, Brandy, Matt and Travis; his many relatives and especially a favorite uncle, Bill Moore of Belton, SC. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Steven.
John, was a gentle caring man and a wonderful father to his children. He loved his family and friends very much. He also loved his job at The Palms of Mt. Pleasant and enjoyed a rich personal relationship with the residents. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent innumerable hours at his favorite place, the Owl Hoot Hunt Club, of which he was a charter member. His last request was that his ashes be scattered there. He was an amazing man and will live forever in our hearts.
The family wishes to give their thanks to the very special staff at the Charleston Cancer Center and especially Dr. Julia Saylors, for their compassion and care during the last difficult months.
Family and friends are invited to The Palms of Mt. Pleasant, 937 Bowman Road, Saturday August 11, between 3 – 5 p.m. for a celebration of John’s life.
He is living… “In the hearts of those he touched. For nothing is ever lost that was loved so much.”
Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services