OBITUARY

Wylie Lansdell Anderson Jr.

August 25, 1940December 4, 2013

ANDERSON Wylie L. Anderson Jr., 73, of Jacksonville, FL, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Born August 25, 1940 in Augusta, GA, he was predeceased by his father, Wylie L. Anderson, Sr. of Harlem, GA, and his mother, Mary McCullough Anderson of Kingstree, SC. Wylie graduated from The University of Georgia in 1962. After graduation, he served three years in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corps. His professional career spanned more than 40 years in the health insurance industry at Liberty Life Insurance Company in Greenville, SC, and American Heritage Life Insurance Company and Employers Mutual, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL. After retiring, he enjoyed working with The Accounting Partner.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shaaron M. Anderson; a son Merritt (Yvette) Anderson of Lorton, VA; a son Will (Tabitha) Anderson of Midlothian, VA; and six grandchildren, Bradley, Rylie, Parker, Case, Quinn, & Taylor. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Martin, of Dublin, GA; a brother, John Anderson, of Augusta, GA; and several nephews.

Wylie was a faithful member of Deermeadows Baptist Church, and previously of Parkwood Baptist Church, and was very blessed to have many wonderful friends. He was an avid reader, gardener, and enjoyed playing games with family and friends.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, December 8, from 3:00-5:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Avenue. A service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 9, at Deermeadows Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Riley and The Reverend Bill Carmichael officiating. Interment will be in Augusta, Ga. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boys Farm, P.O. Box 713, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Deermeadows Baptist Church, 9780 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Words of comfort can be left at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, December 9, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2013
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CLAUDE GUEST

January 14, 2014

Delores an I are just extremely beside ourselves over finding this news by frankly, an accident. Our prayers go out to you, Sharron, merritt and Will.
CLAUDE AND DELORES GUEST, SIMPSONVILLE, SC

Karen Watson

December 20, 2013

Sharon and family, I was so sorry to hear about Wylie's recent passing. I was hired by Wylie at Employers Mutual. He was a wonderful boss! Years later, I would occasionally run into him at Publix. He enjoyed the grocery shopping! No matter where or when, he was always such a wonderful person to know. God bless Wylie. He will be missed by so many. My sincere condolences.

Gene and Joan Williams

December 13, 2013

so sorry to hear about Wylie. He was one of the first people to invite Gene to Parkwood many years ago as they rode the bus to work together. We always loved him. Will remember the family in our prayers

Bill + Sheila Simpson

December 12, 2013

Our hearts are heavy to hear of your loss. We knew Wylie as a loving husband and loving father, a tender hearted grandfather, a loyal community servant, an estute businessman, and a faithful witness for our lord and savior Jesus Christ and church member. Sharon, please let us know if there's anything we can do for you. Wylie will be missed.

robert anderson

December 12, 2013

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Wylie (Lanny). We are praying for all of you back here in Augusta Ga. May Gods Blessings shine upon you and know you're being held in the palm of his hands. Blessings and Love, Robert Anderson, Caroline Anderson and family

Susan Parker

December 12, 2013

To the Anderson family,

I want to give my condolences to your family on your loss. I was hired by Wylie at Employers Mutual and will always appreciate him for doing that. He was a very kind and smart man and made working there fun.

Jimmy Loznicka

December 12, 2013

Hello to the Anderson family,

this is Jimmy Loznicka in Atlanta, GA checking in. I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. The entire Anderson family was like a second family to me during my high school and early college years. I am at a loss for words to say in this moment. Just know that Wylie is in a much better place now and celebrating life everyday! I love each and everyone of you!

Jimmy Loz

EDITH RENFROE

December 11, 2013

DEAR SHARON:
I JUST LEARNED OF WYLIE'S PASSING 12/10/2013 AND I AM THINKING OF YOU IN YOUR SAD TIMES. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES - I KNOW THESE DAYS ARE HARD FOR YOU.WE ALL SHALL REMEMBER DEAR WYLIE FOR ALL THE NICE AND GENTLE A MAN HE WAS.

Cliff Taylor

December 9, 2013

Shaaron, I am sorry to learn of Wylie's passing. When I was a young man he hired me @ Employers Mutual and I learned a lot from him. I was young so we didn't always see eye to eye, but we always worked it out. I left EMI after several years for what I thought was greener pastures. It turns out they weren't green. Wylie hired me back @ Employers Mutual when I really needed a job. I know how much it meant to me when he once said Cliff, you such a different person than when you worked here before. I said really & he said you've grown and now your a man who really knows the business. I don't think he ever knew what that meant to me. Wylie was also a strong Christian Man who led by example. His faith was evident when he talked about being saved and serving Jesus. I know you and the family will miss him very much, but there will be a reunion day in Heaven. I know he is finally home & at peace with Jesus.

Blessings to the entire Anderson family.

Our Deepest Sympathy,
Cliff, Gretchen,Wil, Clayton Taylor

Kris and Mary Ann (Loznicka) Carroll

December 9, 2013

To the entire Anderson family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Anderson. Through Jimmy's long-time friendship with both Will and Merritt, our entire family got to know your family so well. Mr. Anderson was a great dad to the boys, and I know he was often like a second dad to my brother. I pray that God will embrace you with love as you grieve his loss. You will certainly be in our family's prayers.