Ken Sheetz Anderson Jr.

December 26, 1941March 10, 2018

Ken Sheetz Anderson, Jr., age 76, died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 10. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sally van Noppen Anderson, sons, Leonard Hampton Anderson of Santa Monica, CA, Ken Sheetz Anderson III of Greensboro, NC, and David Charles Anderson (Ashley) of Greensboro, NC, two grandsons, Luke and Michael, sister, Paula Harder (Alan) of McLeansville, NC, nephew, Jay Harder of Greensboro, NC, cousin, Gary Anderson (Linda) of Greensboro, NC, and sister-in-law, Pepper van Noppen of Washington, DC. Ken graduated from Curry High School at UNC-Greensboro. He attended Greensboro College and finished in three years, majoring in economics and minoring in French. He did his post graduate masters studies at Boston University before working briefly for Procter and Gamble. Ken began his career at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, advising clients and friends on investments for more than fifty years. Ken was a Life Master bridge player, a passion that developed at a young age. He started playing duplicate bridge at age 17 and was renowned for his ability. He was an advocate for charitable causes in Greensboro, serving on the board at Urban Ministry and supporting BackPack Beginnings. He loved playing golf and tennis, was an avid reader, world traveler, and he cherished his family. A service of remembrance will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 pm with a reception following. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405 or BackPack Beginnings, 1852 Banking Street #9024, Greensboro, NC 27408. Online condolences may be offered at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm chapel is assisting the Anderson family.


  • Ken Sheetz Anderson, Father
  • Mildred Dustin Anderson, Mother
  • Sally van Noppen Anderson, Wife
  • Leonard Hampton Anderson, Son
  • Ken Sheetz Anderson III, Son
  • David Charles Anderson and wife Ashley, Son
  • Luke Anderson, Grandson
  • Michael Anderson, Grandson
  • Paula Harder and husband Alan, Sister
  • Jay Harder, Nephew
  • Gary Anderson and wife Linda, Cousin
  • Pepper van Noppen, Sister-in-law

  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
  • BackPack Beginnings


  • Service of Remembrance Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • The family will receive friends following the service. Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ken Sheetz Anderson Jr.

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Barden Moody

March 13, 2018

Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Ken has always been one of my father's trusted advisors and friend. Our family is keeping the Anderson family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Jack, Mary Helen, Barden, Lee and Stephen Moody

Lee Zacharias

March 13, 2018

Sally, I'm so sorry to learn of Ken's passing and send my deep sympathy to you and all your family.
Holding you in the light,
Lee Zacharias

Marlis Wilcox

March 12, 2018

Those of us who were in Ken's class at Curry knew he had great potential, because of his intelligence and quiet capabilities. Ken had a pleasant smile and, while he didn't pretend to be the "great entertainer", had a sense of humor which he allowed to surface from time to time, and we appreciated him. All of us are touched by his passing, and hope your family will find peace in the knowledge he does not suffer.

Jim Williams

March 12, 2018

Dear Sally, David, and Family,

My family and I would like to share our deepest sympathies for the recent loss of your husband and father. Ken was not only a trusted family adviser but also a long-time personal friend of my parents, Paul and Sally Williams (formerly of Burlington). We will all miss Ken's keen mind and kind nature (and even his movie recommendations!). We are thinking of you in this difficult time and wish you and your family the very best wishes.


Jim Williams & Family

Susan Pace

March 12, 2018

I am so sorry to learn of Ken's passing. I worked with him at Merrill Lynch for about seven or eight years back in the '70's. What a great guy! I know he dearly loved his family. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Pace - Eden, NC

Jon M

March 10, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss

JJ Iten

March 10, 2018

So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I sold him many cars over the years, and he was always so nice to deal with. I really enjoyed his sense of humor! I always looked forward to meeting him at the office or his house. What an amazing career he had as well, to be at the same company for so many years, and to involve his family in the business. He always spoke fondly of his wife and kids, and I know he will be missed very much. May God grant peace and comfort during this difficult time.