Tony was born Sept. 23, 1954 in Warrensburg, Mo., son of David E. and AnnaMargaret "Margie" (Colster) Disney. He was raised in the Warrensburg/Centerview area. He moved to Colorado for a brief time. He was united in marriage to Rita K. De Atley on Jan. 11, 1973 in Centerview. The couple returned to the Warrensburg/Centerview area where Tony was a heavy equipment operator at the Johnson County Barn. He also was an over-the-road trucker for several years. In 1999, he moved to Clinton. Tony had been a Kansas resident since 2005. He enjoyed fishing, following sprint cars and especially, spoiling his grandchildren. He also frequented the Checker Tavern while in the Warrensburg area.
Survivors include three children, Tracy Disney (Billy Heyer) of Mapleton, Kan.; Kevin Disney (Michelle Pirtle) of Kingsville, Mo. and David Disney; four brothers, Jesse Calhoon (Joanne) of Centerview, Mo.; Mike Calhoon (Diana) of Centerview, Mo.; Randy Disney (Janet) of Sedalia, Mo. and Mark Disney of Centerview, Mo.; two half sisters, Debbie Hillsman of Holden, Mo. and Lisa Rassum of Chilhowee, Mo.; five grandchildren, Kiel Brannon, Lee Heyer, Logan Heyer, Kamille Disney, and Jesse McKinney; close friend, Rita Pinkston of Calhoun, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Interment will follow in Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery at Columbus.
Pallbearers will be Kiel Brannan, Randy Templemire, Dana Calhoon, Ricky Bundy, Zack Daniels and Scott Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Calhoon, Mike Calhoon, Randy Disney, Mark Disney, Ricky Bundy Sr. and Steve Heyer.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Tony Paul Disney Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.
To the family and friends of Tony our prayers and sympathy go out to you. We fondly remember Tony during our school years together. Class of 73, WHS.