Dale Cowboy Anderson

January 17, 1953August 5, 2012

Dale “Cowboy” Anderson of Crawford left this earth Sunday afternoon, August 5, 2012, at the age of 59 to join his mother and father in Heaven Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Gravens officiating. Interment will follow in Crawford Cemetery under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at Cole Funeral Home.

Cowboy, as he was affectionally called, was born January 17, 1953, in Clifton, Texas, the son of the late Wayne and Thelma (Srader) Anderson. He was reared in Crawford and attended school at Kirkwood Wilson and Jefferson in Waco. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crawford. Cowboy was a fixture at sporting events, city activities and assisted with Meals on Wheels. In July of 2002, Cowboy moved to Westview Manor Nursing Home in McGregor along with his mother. Cowboy was not only a resident at Westview Manor, but he assisted his dear friend and activities director, Bonnie Krause and identified himself as her assistant.

From a very young age, Cowboy attended every fair and rodeo until 2011 where he was known by many of the participants. Cowboy brought great joy and pleasure to many people and will be missed by all that knew him.

Survivors include two brothers, Halbert Anderson and wife Margie of Waco, Marcus Anderson and wife Betty of Temple; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Bonnie Krause and David Zacharias.

For those desiring, the family has suggested Crawford Cemetery Association, First Baptist Church, Crawford Fire Department or the charity of the donor’s own choosing for memorial contributions.



  • Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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Penny Elkins

August 9, 2012

Cowboy will be greatly missed at Westview.He was so full of life & love for everyone.It was my privilidge to help care for him while I could.

Phil and Rose Anne Bolfing

August 8, 2012

Dale Anderson, a very special person, a life well-lived, a smile that will be missed. Absolute proof of God's unconditional love and grace on this earth.

Darlene Shaw

August 8, 2012

I will always remember Cowboy coming over and sharing our fried chicken. He loved my chicken. I think he knew every old TV show there was,and all the older country singers. He was always welcome in our home. He grew up with my kids.

Emily Faudi

August 7, 2012

Cowboy was one special guy to me. I am going to miss his smile and laughs.

Amanda Burke

August 7, 2012

What a special man! My houghts and prayers are with you all.

August 7, 2012

Dear Anderson Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Kenneth Crawson Family

LeAnne Ryan

August 7, 2012

So glad I got to meet Cowboy. I pray God will give you all the strength you need as you grieve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


August 7, 2012

If everyone had the heart that Cowboy had the world would be a better place.We will miss your visits.

Larry Bolfing

August 7, 2012

What a wonderful picture of Dale. Very sharp looking. May God wrap you in His warmth and hold you for eternity.

Linda shaw

August 7, 2012

We will miss you.I remember one time I was fixing supper,you came over to my house and I had fixed chicken strips and you wanted to eat,so you did,you said(don't tell mama.)I will always remember you.