William C. Anderson M.D.

September 5, 1934November 19, 2013

William C. Anderson, M.D. of Nashville passed away suddenly on November 19, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Katherine Sue Horner Anderson and parents Eugene and Mabel Anderson.

Born and raised in Dyersburg, Tennessee, Dr. Anderson graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the golf team. He also graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine training at Vanderbilt, and completed a fellowship in Houston, Texas. Following three years of service in the United States Navy, Dr. Anderson practiced internal medicine in Nashville for over 35 years, the last ten of which were with The Frist Clinic. After overcoming his own battle with addiction, he went on to assist countless physicians with their struggles by assisting in the development of the Impaired Physicians Program with the Tennessee Medical Association. He also was the Medical Director of Cumberland Heights for 24 years.

Dr. Anderson was an avid fan of Vanderbilt athletics, a member of Hillwood Country Club for 50 years, a Life Master in the game of bridge, and a longtime member of St. Henry Catholic Church. But, most importantly, he was a man of deep faith, a devoted husband to his wife Sue for whom he cared so beautifully until her death in January 2013, a loving and caring father to his four sons, and a beloved “G-Daddy” to his eight grandchildren.

He is survived by sons Bill Anderson, Jr., John (Glenda), Michael, and Steve (Mindy), daughter-in-law Debra Anderson of Atlanta, GA, his brother Edward (Kay), and grandchildren Melissa, Lauren, Michael, Chris, David, Matt, Eric, and Rachel Anderson.

Visitation will occur at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Pike, on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Henry on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cumberland Heights, 8283 River Road, Nashville, TN 37209 or St. Henry Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205.


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November 25, 2013

Im terribly sorry for your loss. Know that God cares for you & will comfort you during this difficult time. James 4:8

Gary and Connie Pinkerton

November 23, 2013

Dearest Dr. John, so very sorry to hear of the passing of both your parents this year. I pray for you to find peace in all the wonderful memories of them both and the love of family and friends.

Mollie Simpson

November 22, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Anderson for several years at Cumberland Heights as a nurse. I learned much from him and always enjoyed working with him. I am sorry for this loss, His sons have lost their father and the medical profession has lost a great MD... God Bless all his family..

Alicia Smith

November 22, 2013

I didn't know him personally but will be forever grateful for the work he did at Cumberland Heights of which I am an alumni.

Dr Alice Hinton

November 22, 2013

Always a gentleman..and gave so are all in my thoughts and prayers..

November 22, 2013

Very sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
James and Theresa Branum (Manchester, TN)

Louis Joseph

November 22, 2013

John, very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a fine man and excellent physician. May God Bless you and your family during this time of loss and always.

Cinde Freeman

November 21, 2013

I had the privilege of being mentored by Dr. Anderson for many years. He was a true healer in the highest sense of the word. He and Mrs. Anderson were a light in the lives of many, as are their children and grandchildren. May the memory of their lives and the faith that they are at Home together sustain you all during this time.

Perry and Vicki Wilson

November 21, 2013

So sorry for your family's loss

Greg & Barb Vesey

November 21, 2013

Our prayers and sympathies are with the Anderson family for our cousin William. We were so happy to unite with him and Sue during our last visit to Nashville in 2010.