He had made Cleveland his home for more than 42 years, moving here from the Athens area.
He was a son of the late Gen. Carl A. Anderson Sr. and Nelle Ogle Anderson. He was also preceded in death by Richard, an infant brother; brother, Carl Anderson Jr.; and sister, Nelle Stafford.
He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and the Seekers Sunday school class.
He served as a member of the National Guard, Headquarters Battery, 114th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion at Knoxville. He served as a school crossing guard at Georgetown and 20th Street. One Christmas he dressed up as Santa and it caused quite a traffic congestion as the children left school and had to drive past him several times before going on home. He was a model train enthusiast, having train shows to raise donations of cans of food for The Caring Place and the Emergency Pantry at Wesley Church.
He was employed for several years by Universal Tire Company in Chattanooga and was a Kmart greeter for many years until his health forced his retirement.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy Oliphant Anderson, daughter, Beth Rowan (Charles) of Mount Juliet; son, Bill Anderson (Teresa); grandson, Ross Anderson; and granddaughter, Courtney Anderson; sisters: Virginia Johnson of Newark, Del., and Betty Winchester (Bob) of Columbus, Ohio; and a special “adopted” daughter, Lena Way Dyer of Augusta, Ga.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in the Riceville Cemetery with Ken Webb, Cecil Parkinson, John Daniel, Larry Brand, Jim Kirk, and Tom Rowland serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Seekers Sunday school class.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The body will also lie in repose one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 3405 Peerless Road N.W., Cleveland TN 37312, or to the building fund or the bell restoration fund.
You are encouraged to share a memory of him and or share your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial page at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland has charge of arrangements.