Jimmie Clay Anderson

June 23, 1937July 8, 2019

Jimmie Clay Anderson, 82, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at his residence in Muncie, Indiana.

He was born on Wednesday, June 23, 1937, in Pall Mall, Tennessee, the son of Jess and Nellie (Bertam) Anderson. Jimmie graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1956, and was an extremely accomplished banjo player. He loved playing bluegrass music on his five-string banjo. Jimmie also loved movies, especially the Universal Pictures monster films. On Halloween he would dress up as his favorite character, Frankenstein. Jimmie loved spending time with his family and friends, and also attended Westside United Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children, Christi Manuel, Tennessee; Sandy Davidson, Farmland, Indiana; and Terry Anderson, Farmland, Indiana; four grandchildren, Summer, Savannah, Sophia, and Chloe; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carolyn Yates, Sue Benbow, and Barbara Crouse; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his beloved pet cat, Trixie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Claudette Anderson; son, Randy Anderson; daughter, Tina Anderson; three siblings, Betty Smith, Tony Anderson, and Kim Bellamy; and his loving dog, Patches. Services to honor Jimmie will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., in Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47304. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Family and friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the American Heart Association, 113 N. Council Street, Muncie, Indiana, 47305.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at


  • American Heart Association


  • Calling Hours: Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Service to Honor Jimmie: Monday, July 15, 2019


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Kay Conatser

July 11, 2019

I remember how my mother would smile and her eyes would light up when Jimmie and his wife came to visit her and my Dad up in the holler on Shellotte Creek. In the past few years, I have had many long talks on the telephone with Jimmie about our family, the old home place and many of the old timers. He told me I was his only link in the valley and always made me feel special. I will miss those talks but I have the memory of the good time we had on his last trip to Pall Mall stowed away in my heart.

Catherine Gunter

July 10, 2019

The first and only time that I met Jimmie was in the spring of 2016 when he came to Tennessee with his sister, Sue and her family. Once Jimmie figured out who my Dad was, he told me lots of wonderful stories about him and my Uncle Sam Crouch's boys who were also his cousins. He promised that if he ever got to come back to TN for a visit, he would bring his banjo so that I could hear him play but it was not meant to be. Please accept my deepest sympathies and know that you will be in my thought and prayers in the difficult days ahead.