Anthony Thrasher

Passed 09/15/2020


Obituary For Anthony Thrasher

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Anthony Thrasher; loving husband, father, and brother, passed away at age 61.

Anthony was born on November 18, 1958 to the late Samuel Evans and Nina Bunkley Thrasher in Athens, GA. He was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend of 38 years, Patricia Thrasher. He was also preceded in death by sons, Anthony Thrasher Jr. and Bernard Little; brother, Terry Evans; and sister, Joan Wright.

Together, Anthony and Pat joined Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens, GA.

Anthony is a 1978 graduate of Clarke Central High School where his passion for art began. He was a volunteer art instructor for the local recreation department in New Town where he shared his gift to many who are artists today. To this day, his paintings of family and friends still adorn home walls. It was during this time that Anthony began to learn another form of art - Karate. Anthony loved karate so much that he taught several of his neighborhood friends and nephew many of his skills.

Anthony is a veteran of the United States Army. There, he continued his Karate practices during his downtime. Shortly after his departure from the Army, another form of art, music, became his third love. Music would be what he was best known for in his later years.

Gifted with a distinctive voice, a sense of raw honesty, and a passion for music history, Anthony became a successful DJ on WBKZ-880. For many party-goers at local clubs in Athens, DJ ‘Low Down’, was for sure to have you grooving the night away. On his radio show, listeners never had a dull moment. He took us back with James Brown, to juke joint music like ‘Hole in the Wall,’ and even current rap music. Anthony has definitely left a permanent mark on the music and radio scene in Athens.

Anthony loved his family deeply, and is survived by his sons, Frankie (Tiffani) Lane II, Patrick Thrasher, Antonio Taylor, Johnny Watkins; daughters, Jayivey Thrasher (Michael) White, Tamika Clink; brothers, Kenneth Stan Thrasher, Orlando ‘Buster’ Evans, Issac Evans, Jerry Evans, Marion Willis, Tyrone Evans, Bernard Evans; sisters, Frankye (Doug) Payne, Denise Thrasher, Cassandra Thomas, Rhonda Hawkins, Penny Thrasher, Daphany Young, Angela Evans, Patricia Goolsby; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and a host of half brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the graveside of East Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Public viewing, Friday 2-6 PM, at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook and stream online at

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  • Jus finding out today1/16/21 you have passed away.Loved you so much as a person who wasn't afraid to stand up.Thanks for defending me way back in 1976 wen I was getting disrespected in that juke joint.Boy this one really hit me hard.Rest in Paradise Anthony.

  • Anthony you will be missed, We know Anthony is resting in peace Ecclesiastesb9:5,6,10 and Romans 6:23 --I will missed calling you and saying don't you say that no more. You would say you know me Auntie --LOL

  • Anthony I will miss you and I know you are resting in peace Ecclesiastes 9:5,6,10 love you nephew Doris

  • Condolences to my family for the loss of Anthony Thrasher. He was a pleasurable person who always had something funny to say whenever our paths crossed. He will always be remembered and truly never forgotten. His gifts & talents definitely stood out in the Arts & in Karate he definitely set the tone no doubt. Rest in Peace. Love, Jennifer Lane Jordan

  • Our sincere condolences to the family. May your warm and loving memories of Anthony be etched in your hearts always. A bond has been broken, but God will give you peace and comfort during your time of bereavement. Clf & Bessie Freeman

  • Our condolences to the family. Anthony was the life of a party when he dj. Will keep the family in prayer.

  • To my nieces and nephews: May our Lord comfort you during this difficult time. I am truly sorry but know that God is with you and is always by your side. Please know that I hear for each one of you. Love Aunt Daphne

  • you will truly be missed. You welcomed me into your home ( I ate up all the snacks) and you always told me to come back soon. I love you and will miss you. - Rick

  • To Thrashed Family That earth have no sorrow that heaven can not heal

  • To the Thrashed Family That earth have no sorrow that heaven can not heal God. Bless u and keep in his hands

  • Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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