OBITUARY

Dick Tandy Anderson

July 13, 1953May 11, 2022
Obituary of Dick Tandy Anderson
Dick Tandy Anderson, aka Dickie, was the son of Jim and Mary Beaufort Anderson of Trenton, Kentucky, born July 13, 1953. His soul left this world on May 11, 2022, in his home surrounded by his wife and daughter. He is now happy and wild and free again, like when he was a boy. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Sedoris, and his beloved daughter, Emily Grace, and her husband Casey Saul. He is also survived by his sister, Judy Donnelly (Gary) and Judy’s sons and their wives, Jim Jobe (Lexi) and Bill Jobe (Monica). He was fascinated by their children, Cole, Harper, and Seth Jobe. He taught them many mischievous things. They loved being with him. He is also survived by Sherry’s mother, Faye Sedoris, of Lexington, Kentucky. Dick was an eighth-grade graduate of Trenton Elementary School, his first journey into much discipline. He was a graduate of Todd Central High School in Elkton, Kentucky, Class of 1971. He attended Austin Peay State University and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Those friendships proved to be lifelong for him. He loved “the guys.” Dick was respected and admired in operating rooms in several hospitals in Nashville, spending most of his career at Baptist Hospital. His medical friends have never forgotten him, and their OR stories abound. He loved working with doctors and nurses. An intelligent person, he loved studying his own preferred subjects. He truly was a life-long learner who never tired of ancient history, strange occurrences, and anything off beat. He was a Civil War reenactor, portraying his ancestor in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. As with everyone, it is impossible to capture the essence of Dick. His friends will tell many stories, and all will be true, although some will seem outlandish. He enjoyed harmless pranks like taking a “fart machine” to Judy’s for Thanksgiving and giving it to the grandchildren. One favorite activity was to scare his sister with toy mice placed all over her house and in her pockets. Dick was a talented artist, especially in his favorite medium, watercolor. He also excelled at hilarious doodles which he drew on the outsides of envelopes to be mailed. His art depicting farms and country towns hang in the homes of many friends. He cherished his small home town and created paintings to benefit the elementary school there. He remarked often about how many people helped in his upbringing. Most of those beloved people are gone now, but they watched over him and all the children there. He always valued his friends and made sure they knew it, but above all, he cherished Emily and Sherry and their pets. He was a master with dogs and cats and was really talented at naming them. If you want to be like Dick, be brave when bad things happen because they surely will. Try to love everybody, and make new friends. Treasure your old friends. Read. Wonder. Laugh. Think often of how blessed you are and thank God. Love animals, almost all of them, and help them when you can. Call yourself “The Golden Boy,” and tell your children about their ancestors; he was proud of his father and his WWII bravery. And to quote Roald Dahl, “Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” A visitation for Dick will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home, 201 25th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203, followed by a memorial service from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

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