|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1926|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 2011|
THE PARIS NEWS, June 21, 2011, page 3 - Gene Anderson, 84, of Paris, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Burial is to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The U.S. Army Funeral Honor Guard will provide a military graveside. The family receives friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
He was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Cleveland, Okla., a son of Esca Marion and Olive Easter Chandler Anderson. He was manager of maintenance for Campbell Soup Co. from 1968 to 1990 and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army in the 11th Airborne Division, attained the rank of sergeant, received the Parachutist's Badge, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with a bronze star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a bronze star, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, and Army of Occupation Medal (Japan) and two Overseas Service Bars.
He was a member of the Paris Masonic Lodge No. 27 including Scottish Rite, Paris York Commandry, Eastern Star of Paris Chapter 5 and Blossom Lodge No. 303. He had served as master of both lodges and served as secretary of the Blossom Lodge for four years. He received his 50-year pin two years ago. He conducted more than 100 Masonic funerals for past members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Billy Ray Anderson and Gynn Anderson; and his in-laws, Emmett and Ava Nichols.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Nichols Anderson whom he married on June 30, 1962, in Hugo, Okla.; son, Larry Dale Anderson and wife, Teresa, of Paris; daughters, Sharon Bradford and husband, Reggie, of Lake Fork, and Barbara Watts and husband, Bill, of Tallassee, Ala.; grandchildren, Amanda Anderson, of Paris, Jill Cox and husband, Chris, of Wylie, and Michael Bradford and wife, Jennifer, of Houston; great-grandchildren, Jake Wynn, Kadilee Steed, Matthew Cox, Abigail Cox, Benjamin Bradford and Michael and Jennifer Bradford, who are expecting a baby boy in August; brothers, Dean Anderson of Tulsa, Okla., and Lloyd Wayne Anderson of Purcell, Okla.; sister, Oweeta Smith of Healdton, Okla.; and a very close friend, Ann Thompson, of Paris.
Serving as pallbearers are Johnny Norris, Reggie Bradford, Michael Bradford, James Morton, Bill Watts and Charlie Austin.
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Record added: Jun 21, 2011
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Added: Jun. 21, 2011