John Howard Anderson Jr.

January 25, 1954September 4, 2011

John Howard Anderson, Jr., 57, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2011 as the result of an accident. Mr. Anderson was a 1972 graduate of Corinth High School. He earned an Associate degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College and later attended Mississippi State University. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Anderson was the owner of Anderson’s Auto and Frame for over 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his boys hunting, fishing, and watching them play ball. Mr. Anderson loved boating and spending time with family and friends on the lake. He was a longtime musician. The highlight of Mr. Anderson’s morning was spending time with the breakfast crew at Harper Road Café. Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Don Elliott and Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Oakhill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Shaye Anderson and Chris Anderson of Corinth; the mother of his children, Stacy Anderson of Salem, Ill.; one sister, Rhonda E. Anderson of Corinth; mother in law, Carolyn Ballard of Salem. Ill.; and a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, John Howard and Peggy Nelms Anderson, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Marc Anderson, Alan Anderson, Phil Anderson, Rocky Anderson, Ken Anderson, Paul Anderson, Randy Anderson, Tanner Anderson, Mike Broadway, and Harvey Cartwright.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Irwin, Grant Little, Jerry Hammett, Bill Page, Glen Waterman, Kimble Wilbanks, Gary Mitchell, Ronnie Essary, Tony Palmer, Jack Palmer, Bobby Roberts, Gerald McLemore, and the members of Harper Road Café breakfast Club.

In lieu of flower arrangements, the family request that memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church Deacon’s Fund, designated for the son’s of Howard Anderson, Shaye and Chris Anderson, 919 Shiloh Road, Corinth, Ms. 38834

Condolences may be made at

Arrangements under the direction of McPeters Funeral Directors, Corinth, MS.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Joe & Tommie N. Roberts

March 15, 2012

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Jake Reiselt

October 19, 2011

Howard you were like a father to me. I just wish that I could've talked to you one last time. And I saw you the Monday before you died... I just can't believe it. You'll always be in my heart. Jake Reiselt. R.I.P. Howard Anderson

Jake Reiselt

September 22, 2011

Howard, you were like a father to me. You showed me so many things that I didn't know. I just wish I could've seen you one last time...
R.I.P. Howard Anderson (The most generous, humorus, and all around best person)

Douglas & Laura Purser

September 12, 2011

Rest in Peace dear friend! Our prayers are with your family!

Debbie DePoyster and Ron Forsyth

September 11, 2011

Howard Anderson:
An all around wonderful person to know. A true friend. A proud father. A talented, humorous, generous, loving, man that we had the pleasure of knowing for 40 years. Rest in peace our dear friend. Until we meet again.

September 9, 2011

I always enjoyed talking with Howard when he would come by to have something fixed for his equipment. May God bring a special comfort to all the family.
Beth Forsythe employee Hydraulic Analysis

Beth Forsythe

September 9, 2011

I always enjoyed talking with Howard when he would come by to have something fixed for his equipment. May God bring a special comfort to all the family.
Beth Forsythe employee Hydraulic Analysis

Gregory Ellenburg

September 8, 2011

So very sorry yo hear about this untimely passing of Howard. He was larger than life and Corinth will be much less entertaining now. Sympathy goes out to his family.

September 8, 2011

I am so sorry about the loss of Howard. I did not know him personally but only through church activities and it was apparent that he was a truly dedicated father to his boys. I knew Shaye through my grandson Blake Farris and if there is anything that I can help with, please let me know. Yvonne Farris

Greg Newcomb

September 8, 2011

Man, what to say. To me he was "Cossell". To him, I was "Bufford". He tagged me with that on my first day at Corinth High School after moving from Chicago (explanation better left alone). Cossell was my friend, my teacher, my bridge to southern living Howard style. God, the dune buggies, water skiing, and the time we stumbled on a giant road plow and took for a ride! Jeez Cossell, your forever in my head.