Thomas F. "Tom" Anderson

May 17, 1952August 7, 2013
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Thomas F. (Tom) Anderson, 61, of Fort Smith, died August 7, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born May 17, 1952 in Fort Smith to Frank Edward and Rosemary Gammill Anderson. He was retired treasurer of Anderson Martin Machine Company, a member of Grace Community Church, and the International Bible Study Fellowship.

He is survived by three daughters, Kara Anderson-Bailey of Fayetteville, AR., Jordan Marie Anderson of Fayetteville, AR., and Katelyn Anderson Yancey of Johnson, AR; his father, Frank Anderson of Fort Smith; brother, Mark E. Anderson of Fort Smith, and the mother of his children, Paula Woods Anderson of Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by his mother Rosemary Anderson and wife Sandra Anderson.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home

Pallbearers will be Easy Barber, Gary Howe, Duke Clement, Phil White, Bobby Martin, and Kelly Cole

The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 PM

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association for Western Arkansas 2408 South 51st Court Fort Smith, AR 72903 or the Sebastian County Humane Society 3800 Kelley Hwy Fort Smith, AR 72904

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  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thomas F. "Tom" Anderson

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Carolyn Creekmore

August 15, 2013

I am very sad to hear of Tom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a great guy.

Michelle McCarthy

August 13, 2013

Tom you will be missed dearly!! Not only was he my boss several years ago but was a dear friend. He had such a huge heart for not just friends & family but his employees who thought of him as family. My prayers go out to Frank, Mark & his daughters. The impact you made on my life has & will always stay with me. I love you Tom.

Gary and Jennifer Daniels

August 11, 2013

Our sincere condolences to the Anderson family. Tom had a warm personality that made everyone feel welcome. When Tom Anderson was your friend you had a good friend, a life long friend. He will be remembered and missed by many. God bless you all.

August 11, 2013

It is impossible for me to believe that Tom has died. My deepest condolences to Mark and his dad, and to Paula and the girls.
- Jim Cobb (Raleigh NC)

Steve Robison

August 11, 2013

I am saddened at the loss of another classmate. I have great memories of Tom.

Patty O'Brien

August 10, 2013

My heart is sadden to hear of Tom's passing. Thoughts and prayers for the Anderson family, may The Lord comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Brent Pollock

August 10, 2013

Please accept my sincere condolences for Tom's passing. My fondest memories of Tom date back to the tie-dyed 60's & 70's, particularly during the time when he shared a house with friends on Grand Avenue in Fort Smith. The door was always open. Rest in peace, Tom.

Linda Ridener Dickson

August 9, 2013

So very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. May God's peace and strength be with you all during this difficult time. My love and thoughts are with you.

Jane Jamell Hinkle

August 9, 2013

My sincere sympathy to Tom's family. I have known Tom for as long as I can remember. Such a special person who was a joy to know. I am so thankful that Tom came to our Southside 40th Class Reunion in 2010. Everyone was so happy to see him and he seemed to really enjoy the gathering. We will miss him a lot.

Gordon Reynolds

August 9, 2013

I am so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a good friend of many years ago. Even though we lost touch over the years, I have many wonderful memories of our times together. May you rest in peace my good friend.