OBITUARY

Max D. Anderson

May 16, 1919April 29, 2021
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Max D. Anderson Born near Davenport, Nebraska, in 1919, to John William Franklin Anderson and Lena Mabel Lambert Anderson, Max D. Anderson grew up on a farm near Springview. WWI had ended as well as the Great Influenza Pandemic. Barnstormers and Lindbergh’s flights had piqued Max’s interest in the new field of aviation. He learned to fly in 1938 over the objection of his parents who thought aviation a frivolous sport. Having enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of WWII, Max was assigned to the naval air station in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he met Flossie, the love of his life. Their love and devotion to each other only grew over the next 76 years. Max’s aviation career began in the Navy. He instructed pilots at Cuddihy Field in Corpus Christi and flew the PB2Y, a flying boat, on supply missions over the Pacific during WWII. He became a corporate pilot, flying for Pearl Equipment Co., McDowell Enterprises, and Delta Coal Co. He also flew for the state of Tennessee. He enjoyed flying, believing that he flew in the best era of aviation. Max loved the Lord, serving Him in local congregations: Hermitage Hills Baptist Church and Victory Baptist Church. He loved helping people, whether it was repairing neighbor’s lawnmowers or setting up flags each year for Mt. Juliet’s Field of Flags. He was practical in showing God’s love for each person he met. In their later years, Max and Flossie enjoyed the sense of community and belonging at Rutland Place and Carrick Glen. In Max’s almost 102 years, he lived a full and active life. He is survived by wife Flossie; daughter, Janice (William); daughter-in-law, Sally; grandchildren: Andi (Jim) and Scott (Lacey); great-grandson, Cash; sister, Ruth Ewen. He is preceded in death by son, Glen Anderson; sister Phylis Linse. A visitation for Max will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Victory Baptist Church. Services will be held 1 pm Monday at Victory Baptist Church with Dr. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment to follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Rutland Place Staff Christmas Fund, Victory Baptist Church or the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Monday, May 3, 2021

Memories

Max D. Anderson

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Margaret Johnson

May 3, 2021

Max & Flossy were lovely neighbors. Max was always happy to help us out if we had any Mechanical questions about vehicles.
Regularly came to our back door & shared many of his garden veggies with us..

Jeanna Warren

May 3, 2021

Max was always the first one up and about when I started working at Rutland and the very first to remembermy name. Always ready to feed the birds and take his morning walk he was certainly a bright light at Rutland. I know heaven is rejoicing over Max's homecoming. We will truly miss him.

Mark Sylvester

May 3, 2021

It is with deepest sadness that I learned of my Cousin Max’s passing. It was through my late mother’s corresponding with him through letters and phone calls that I got to really know this amazing man.
I have continued this connection throughout the last few years sharing family history, memories, and stories. I will always treasure the visit my wife Terri and I had with Max and Flossie on his 100th Birthday.
He will always be remembered by me as a patriot, heroic yet with a calm demeanor, a loving husband and father, and as a faithful man of God.

Brenda Beaty Bradley

May 2, 2021

Wow, What a Giant of a man. Max was loved by everyone who met him, it was impossible not to. He was always there to help, no matter the challenge. For those fortunate to be on the receiving end, you got to see the most loving, patience, funny, and gracious Christian you would ever meet. When he met you, you were the important person, not him. He always remembered you. You couldn’t hardly say Max, without Flossie, because they were so intertwined. All Max’s accomplishments, accolades, and awards never changed his humble nature, he remained GOD’s servant to the very end. What a glorious Homecoming he received, April 29, 2021. Janice, Bubba, & the Anderson Family, what a Life and Legacy Max left to follow. What a BLESSING.❤️

mickey clark

May 2, 2021

so sorry i'm not there to share in the celebration of life for this wonderful man. so blessed to have been there to enjoy him while he was living.

love and prayers

Gerry Garrett

May 1, 2021

What an awesome legacy Max leaves behind! He was such a humble man and certainly showed the character of GOD each day of his life. I pray his sweet wife Flossie, daughter Jan and husband Bill finds comfort in GODS comfort in the days ahead. GOD welcomed Max into his heavenly home, saying “Well done by good and faithful servant.”

Eugene Wilmore

April 30, 2021

Max was one of a kind. I cherished his friendship for many, many years. He was always jovial and made everyone who knew him feel better. He will truly be missed, but am thankful he is in Heaven with his Savior that he served for do long. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Flossie, Jan and all the family.
Eugene Wilmore

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