Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Anderson, 82, of Corrigan will be held Friday, April 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Union Springs Baptist Church in Corrigan with Brother Leslie Wilkinson and Reverend Phil Corbett officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Anderson was born September 20, 1925 in Center, Texas to the late Lizzie (Moore) and Samuel Anderson, and died Tuesday, April 1, 2008 in a local hospital.
Mr. Anderson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He had resided in Corrigan for most of his life, and worked as a diesel mechanic for many years. Mr. Anderson was a deacon at Damascus Baptist Church for many years and was a current member of Union Springs Baptist Church. He had enormous inner strength, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His favorite hobby was putting together jigsaw puzzles, many of which were framed and displayed.
Survivors include his wife, Goldie Anderson of Corrigan; daughter and son-in-law, Kennetha and Charles Murphy of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Wayne and Tammy Anderson of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Thomas Shirley of Corrigan; son and special friend, Willie Anderson and Summer Walker of Corrigan; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Maggie Lee Sanders of Center; sisters-in-law, Wilma Wagnone and Dorothy Hoffman, both of Corrigan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bobby and Mary Thompson of Moscow; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ola Harris; and brothers-in-law, Harold Hoffman and Marvin Wagnone.
Pallbearers will be Michael Shirley, Brian Martin, Jason Murphy, Justin Murphy, Marty Anderson and Gary Wagnone.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Elliott and Bobby Thompson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, Attention: Gift Processing.
The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home in Lufkin.
Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.