John W. "Bill" Anderson Sr.

June 28, 1931October 26, 2013

John W. “Bill” Anderson, Sr., 82, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Central High School, the University of Chattanooga and a local real estate appraiser.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Doris; son, Bill Anderson of Nashville and his children, John William Anderson and Alex Anderson; and daughter, Janie (Mike) Austin.

There will not be any visitation at the funeral home.

Graveside Services will be at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Roy Carter officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Pediatric Oncology Dept., 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 29, 2013

John W. "Bill" Anderson Sr.

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Linda Sales

October 29, 2013

Dear Doris, Janie and Bill, I regret the passing of Bill and pray tha God will comfort you with many fond memories of him. Bill was a light to the community and deld a deep love and concern for people and animals. He will truly be missed.

October 29, 2013

Doris, Janie, and Bill, my condolences in the passing of Bill. I have many fond memories of Bill and the many times we played handball at either the "Y" or the Barn. He was always a gentleman and a good sport.
Herb Hooper

October 28, 2013

Andersons, I am so sorry to hear of Bill passing. Your family was always wonderful.! I remember Bill bringing grits or biscuits from the Longhorn to Mrs. A. and me at the Sports Barn when we were working. Fine man!
Barbara Miller

Margaret Roberts

October 28, 2013

Dear Mrs. A, Bill and Janie,
Tommy and I are so very sorry to hear about Mr. Anderson. We were crazy about him. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Love always,
Margaret and Tommy Roberts

October 28, 2013

Dear Doris, Bill and Janie;

It's been many years since living in Chattanooga and playing handball at the Sports Barn. Those were great times competing with Bill Sr. and his son. I appreciated their competitive spirit by playing the game with honor and respect for the rules.

My prayer is that you will celebrate the love and joy in your family of the fond memories of Bill. May they provide comfort during this difficult time. You are in my prayers as you journey though the coming days, weeks and years.

May God bless you and be with you. May He look upon you with His favor and give you His peace.

Your brother in Christ;

Ed Rosser PhD., JD.
Solid Rock Lutheran Church
Trussville, Alabama