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TONY WAS A MEMBER OF OUR LINCOLNSHIRE CHAPTER IN
ENGLAND. HE WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL 23 BROTHERS
WHO, AFTER TRAVELING TO FLORIDA FOR AN APPROVAL,
FOUNDED OUR FIRST ENGLISH CHAPTER THERE IN 1996.
BROTHER TONY WAS A COALMAN, HE GREW UP WORKING
IN HIS FATHER'S COAL BUSINESS. IN SCHOOL HE GAINED A
REPUTATION AS A PROMISING BOXER AND LATER ON HE
BEGAN BOXING AT THE LOCAL LINCOLN IMP CLUB. AT AGE
16 HE SIGNED UP WITH THE LINCOLN TA PARATROOPERS.
AFTER 4 YEARS, HE JOINED THE REGULAR BRITISH ARMY,
SERVING WITH THE 2
nd BATTALION PARACHUTE REGIMENT.
FOR THE NEXT 6 YEARS, HE SAW ACTION IN NORTHERN
IRELAND, BELIZE, JAMAICA AND KENYA, COMPLETING 97
JUMPS. AFTER HIS MILITARY SERVICE, TONY RESUMED
RUNNING HIS FAMILIES COAL BUSINESS. HE EVENTUALLY
GOT A NIGHT TIME JOB AS A BOUNCER AT A SCUNTHORPE
NIGHTCLUB. IN 1990 HE WAS HIRED AS AN EXTRA ON THE
HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE 'MEMPHIS BELL', THAT
WAS FILMING IN LINCOLNSHIRE. IN 1994, WHILE WORKING
THE DOOR
OF THE HISTORICAL SCUNTHORPE BATH HOUSE,
AN ENTERTAINMENT THEATER WHO BOOKED BANDS LIKE
THE KINKS & THE BLUETONES, BROTHER TONY LAUNCHED
A 500,000 POUND FUND RAISING CAMPAIN TO SAVE THE
OLD BUILDING ON DONCASTER ROAD FROM DEMOLITION.
IN 1999 TONY STARTED PROMOTING HIS OWN CONCERT
VENUES AT 'THE BATHS', UNDER THE NAME 'ROCK & COAL
PROMOTIONS'. IN 2004 OUR BROTHER WAS INSTRUMENTAL
WITH THE LINCOLNSHIRE WARLOCKS BUYING THE OLD
'STOP PRESS PUB' BUILDING IN GRIMSBY. WHICH THE
CHAPTER COMPLETELY RECONSTRUTED AND REMODELED
INTO THE 'YARD BIRDS NIGHTCLUB', WHICH THEY OPENED
IN 2006, FEATURING LIVE ROCK BANDS EVERY WEEKEND.
OUR BROTHER TONY WAS A HONEST AND RESPECTED MAN
IN THE LINCOLNSHIRE AREA, MANY LOCALS REFERRED TO
HIM AS 'MR ROCK & COAL'.  TONY NEVER HAD CHILDREN,
BUT WAS DEVOTED TO HIS LOVING WIFE JEAN. BROTHERS
AND FRIENDS WILL REMEMBER HIM, NOT ONLY AS A LOVED
& RESPECTED WARLOCK, BUT A TRUE BRIT & A GENUINE
ENGLISH GENTLEMAN. ON AUGUST 5, 2015 OUR BROTHER  
TONY DIED OF A HEART ATTACK, HE WAS 64 YEARS YOUNG.
OVER 200 MOTORCYCLES GAVE HIM HIS LAST FAIRWELL
RIDE THROUGH THE TOWN OF SCUNTHORPE & HIS OLD 2nd
PARACHUTE REGIMENT, WERE HIS GUARD OF HONOR AT
HIS FUNERAL. RIDE IN PEACE OLD BROTHER, WE MISS YOU.
        WARLOCK FOREVER FOREVER WARLOCK!