OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Anderson

October 20, 1924September 22, 2013

Evangelist Robert “Bob” Anderson, age 88 answered the call of his blessed Lord on September 22, 2013. Bob was born on October 20, 1924 and raised in Huntington, West Virginia until the age of sixteen. He and his family then moved to East Tennessee, where he soon registered for the military draft. When drafted, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp. and was sent to the Pacific in World War II where he served on several islands with the Second Signal Co. and the 5th Amphibians Corp. After being honorably discharged, Bob was hired by Mead Paper to serve as one of the company’s first security guards. He served as a guard for 42 years until his retirement in 1986. While making his home in Lynn Garden, he was a member of and served faithfully Lynn Garden Baptist Church and Gravely Baptist Church. He looked forward to Sunday School and the preaching of God’s word during worship. Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of God shall stand forever” KJV. The Word of God meant so much to Bob that he hand-printed the entire Bible in 2 years and 11 months. The American Bible Society commended him for this accomplishment. During his retirement years, Bob brought a lot of entertainment and joy to both small and large groups in restaurants, nursing homes, churches with his harmonicas which he kept with him faithfully. He was delighted to be in service to his Lord and His creation. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, James Clyde and Bertha Martin Anderson, by his brothers, James C., Stanley, Paul, Frank, and Charles Anderson, by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Helen & Garland Edmonds, brother-in-law, Joe Dodson, sister-in-law, Harriet Anderson, daughter-in-law, Margaret Anderson. Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Mrs. Vaudine Anderson. His sons, Ron (Phyllis) Anderson. Warren (Lyla) Anderson. His daughter, Vicky Mullins. Grandchildren; Rachel Anderson Diron, Megan Anderson, Aaron & Sherri Anderson, Brandon Mullins, step-granddaughters, Kristy Beidleman, Athena Hunter. One brother, Ralph (Pat) Anderson. His sisters; Anna Dodson, Ruth Quillen. Brother-in-law; Joe Quillen. Sisters-in-law, Geneva Anderson, Jewell Bellamy and two great granddaughters and a host of nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life services for Mr. Anderson will be conducted on Thursday September 26, 2013 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. David Salley officiating and Mr. Anderson’s son Ron delivering the eulogy. Military honors will be provided by Boone Dam Post #4933VFW. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, September 26, 2013
REMEMBERING

Robert "Bob" Anderson

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Brandon Mullins

September 30, 2013

Love you Papaw! I have so many precious memories growing up with you as a child. You and Mamaw kept me a lot. Precious memories how they linger! You are greatly missed and will always have a special place in my heart. I know you are with King Jesus now and are more happy then any of us!! Love Brandon.

Aaron Anderson

September 27, 2013

We love you Grandpap Robert. Glad you can now be with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Joe Anderson

September 26, 2013

Dear Vaudine, Ronnie, Warren, Vicky - and family -
Wish I could be there; please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Bob was a great man & a true Christian.
With Love, Joe

Ralph Jones

September 26, 2013

Dear Anderson family ,Really hate to see you all go through the pain of lousing Mr. Anderson. Rember the good times. Love to all Ralph Jones

September 25, 2013

I have only been at Gravelly Baptist about seven years and two of the people I most liked to see were Mr. Bob and Miss Vaudine. What a testimony it was just to be in their presence. We should all have the spirit he had! He can now rest with Jesus and wait till we get there.
With love and sympathy
Brenda Johnson

Frank Herzer

September 24, 2013

Dear family,
We the Herzer family here in Nashville wish we could be there with you at this time but only can send our love and prayers,it was good having you as neighbors and to have work with him at the Mead
Frank and Frances Herzer

KENNETH ADAMS

September 24, 2013

DEAR BOB ANDERSON FAMILY , I KNOW FOR SURE BOB IS IN HEAVEN NOW TALKING TO JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. I KNOW HE LEFT BEHIND A GREAT TESTIMONY FOR THE LORD ARMY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU FAMILY FOR SUCH A HUMBLE MAN IN THE LORD. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER BOB AND HIS SHOUTING TO OUR LORD AND THE TESTIMONY HE GAVE ON MANY OCASSIANS. THANKS AGAIN KENNY ADAMS

FROM THE FAMILY