|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1953|
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 2003|
Douglas "Pete" Lamar Anderson, 50, died Sunday, July 27, 2003. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Hamilton Hills Funeral Home with Father John Henrick officiating. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Davidson County, Nashville, TN
He is survived by his wife, Willi. He is also survived by his mother Hazel Speake Anderson of Savannah, GA. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Raymond Anderson.
He is also survived by his step daughter, Heidi Hall and grandson, James Alexander Hall of Nashville, TN; his brother, Raymond (Wilma) Anderson of LaGrange, GA; sister, Phala Palmer of Orange Park, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Doug received his engineering degree from Clemson University and had been the designing engineer for several textile plants built in Europe as well as serving as manager for plants in North Carolina, Texas and Tennessee.
Doug was an avid lover of boating, having lived a great deal of his life on the water in Savannah. He loved playing his harmonicas and played with several bluegrass groups throughout North Carolina and Tennessee.
As the editor of the Gibson Gazette wrote about him:
"Doug has a special way about him. Often I would greet him with "What do you know?' He'd respond that "A sack of flour would make one heck of a biscuit!". He was always a delight to talk with probably because like me, he was a tinkerer. He delighted in gadgets, in making machines work, that was his stock and trade. Doug had an engineering degree from Clemson, but rather than just being an egghead engineer, he possessed a high degree of common sense and a sorta dry sense of humor that I appreciated. He made me laugh a lot!"
Doug got seriously ill a couple of years before he died in 2003. While he had the best of care at the Mayo Clinic and Vanderbilt Hospitals, the liver transplant came too late.
While we love and miss Doug with all our hearts and are so saddened by his death, we wish you would consider making the unselfish decision to pass life along to someone whose life depends on you by signing the back of your drivers license stating that you are an organ donor upon your death. Doug and his family truly believe that life is a gift and passing it on is a wonderful thing to do.
Hazel Elizabeth Speake Anderson (1925 - 2015)
Created by: Willi Anderson
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Happy Valentine's Day, Doug...you are loved and missed.|
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