OBITUARY

Walter Eugene Anderson Jr.

July 15, 1923September 13, 2013

Walter Eugene Anderson, Jr., better known to family members and friends as W.E. or "Dub" passed away at his home at the age of 90 on Friday, September 13, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda Smoot Anderson on September 20, 2012 after nearly 70 years of marriage.

Mr. Anderson was born in High Point on July 15, 1923. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. After retiring from a career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1979, he found pleasure in a second 34-year career operating his own picture framing business. Mr. Anderson joined Green Street Baptist Church at the age of 23, and served the church in many leadership roles, including that of lifetime deacon. He was a quiet, humble family man with a dry wit, a strong work ethic and a fiercely independent spirit.

Mr. Anderson is survived by a daughter, Cathy Edwards and her husband Bill, of Apopka, Fl; a son, Dennis Anderson of Bedford Hills, NY with partner, Bill Sofield; a granddaughter, Jennifer W. Edwards and husband, Josh of Jacksonville, FL. and three great granddaughters, Palmer, Caroline, and Leighton Edwards; a sister Grace Dyer of Ames, IA.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Wanda, he is predeceased by his sisters, Ellen Towery, Dorothy (Dot) Curlee, Vera Curlee and Beulah Lee Anderson.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Green Street Baptist Church, 303 Rotary Dr., High Point Wednesday, September 18th, with the Rev. Frank Hensley officiating. Visitation with the family will be held in the church foyer prior to the service starting at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be at Floral Garden Memorial Park following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial gifts be given to Green Street Baptist Church and designated for Missions or to any other designation or cause significant to the donor and their relationship to the deceased and his family.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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September 17, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May Job 33:25 comfort you to know that when W.E. awakens from sleep, he will live each day to the full with youthful vigor.
May you continue to find needed comfort in God's Word and in the love you have for each other.

Lil Gibson

September 17, 2013

I never expected to meet such a fine man as W.E. Anderson when I brought pictures to him for framing! He was a gentle gentleman, a family man of fine Christian character, and his work ethics were pure and honest. In addition, he presented genius and love in every photo he framed!

My love and sympathy go to each of his family, and my thanks goes to God for the privilege of knowing such a prince of a man!!!!!!

Janet Flynn

September 16, 2013

Cathy, Dennis and family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of W.E. Your parents were very special to me and I will always hold their friendship close to my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I wish I could be there in person to see all of you, but unfortunately, it is not possible. Just know that all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Pamela Gilbert

September 16, 2013

Hey, this is Pamela Hicks Gilbert I grew up beside the Anderson's when I was little. My parents were Sherman and Aldine Hicks. So sorry to here of W.E. passing. I have so many memories of growing up there on Old Winston Road. I will be thinking of your family at this time. We will be out of town. I will leave my email. Please if you can get back to me so we can keep in touch. Thanks for all the memories with your parents!

Robbie Ann Robbins

September 16, 2013

So sorry to hear of W.E.'s passing. He was such a dear man. Always enjoyed going to the home to get something framed because he would have something funny to contribute. I know he is at home now with the love of his life. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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