Anthony J. Race, 67, who retired last October as assistant manager of the Bethesda office of A. G. Edwards and Sons, a stock brokerage firm, died Thursday at his home in Bethesda. He had a heart ailment.

Mr. Race became an associate stock broker with the firm of Jones, Kreeger and Co. here in 1958 after retiring from military service because of a heart attack. He became assistant manager of the Bethesda office in 1966 and remained in that capacity after Jones, Kreeger merged with A. G. Edwards in 1969.

He was born in Cleveland, graduated from Ohio University in 1935 and received a law degree from George Washington University in 1940.

He then entered the U.S. Army and served in London and Paris during World War II. In 1945, he was assigned to the Judge Advocate General's Corps. Shortly after that, he was detached to serve on State Department assignments with the Foreign Liquidation Commission in Paris, Shanghai and Manila. He returned to the JAG Corps offices at the Pentagon in the late 1940s. Later in the 1950s, he saw service in Heidelberg, Germany, and Chicago.

He had been assigned to duty in Charlottesville for several weeks before he retired in 1958 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Mr. Race was a member of the D.C. Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Military Appeals and the Supreme Court. He belonged to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club and the Bethesda United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Jeanette Lindner, of Bethesda; two sons, Robert, of New York City, and Richard, of Bethesda; two daughters, Suzanne Race Funk of Rockville, and Catherine E. Grove of Tom's River, N.J.; his mother, Mary Race, and a sister, Anita R. Marash, both of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Bethesda United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.