Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road

2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX


James "J.B." Burl Anderson

November 25, 1926November 27, 2019

James Burl “J.B.” Anderson, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. J.B. was born November 25, 1926, in Era, Texas to William and Dora Anderson. He was a 1943 graduate of Era High School. J.B. married the love of his life, Jean, on June 1, 1947. The two were married for 72 years and lived most of that time in Grand Prairie, Texas, where they raised their daughter, Michelle. As a young man, J.B. served in Germany and France during the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army. After returning home, he worked as a machinist and retired from OEM Industries after 41 years. He was an active member of New York Avenue Church of Christ for many years.

J.B. was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Odom, Ruth Bolin, Sarah Odom, Lucille Jones, Nan McReynolds, D. Chisam, and Margurette Hale.

SURVIVORS: Wife, Jean Anderson; daughter, Michelle Stroer (Dennis); granddaughters, Chelsea Wardlow (Josh), Jenny Anderson (Matt), and Katie Potts (Robert); grandson, Scott Stroer; great-granddaughter, Olivia Potts; great-grandsons, Kai Wardlow, Connor Anderson, Finn Anderson and Ryan Johnston; and many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: 8:30 am - 10:30 am, Tuesday, December 3 at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie, Texas. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11:30 am, Tuesday December 3 at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Universal Health Resources, PO Box 8795, Fort Worth, Texas 76124-0795.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019


James "J.B." Burl Anderson

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Shirley Miller

December 1, 2019

Jean - so sorry to learn of J.B.'s passing. You both have been so special to me for many years, beginning at the doctor's office where I worked and J.B. was a patient, and then learning that we attended the same church.
He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley Miller

Dianne Chance

November 30, 2019

I express my deepest sympathy to Jean and the family of a beloved brother in Christ, J. B. Anderson. He was a longtime member of the New York Ave. Church of Christ and loved by all who knew him. He was always willing to work in whatever project that needed to be done. He will be missed, his example of a faithful soldier in the army of the Lord will remain in our hearts.