|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2011|
James "Deacon" Anderson - Singer, Song Writer, Steel Guitarist
James "Deacon" Anderson passed away April 30th 2011 in Montgomery Tx he was 86.
He raised his family in Groves Texas, three daughters Sheena and Judy Anderson of Montgomery, Texas and Sherry Zumo of Groves, Texas and one son James Dee Anderson Jr. of Montgomery, Texas.
He had a recording studio in Port Neches, Texas. He wrote the hit song Ragg-Mopp and other country swing tunes such as "Red Hot Flame", and "I Hate To See You Cry". He was inducted into the steel guitar hall of fame in 2003 and numerous other country swing halls of fame including our own music hall of fame in Vidor, Texas and the Port Arthur Hall of Fame. He was a sergeant in the Army during World War II which is when he wrote Ragg-Mopp and he has played music with many fellow musicians such as Cotton Thompson, Johnnie Lee Wills band, J.L. Jenkins, Darrell Jones, Richard Prine, Mutt Collins, and Mancel Tierney .
He was an endowed member of the Masonic Lodge in Port Arthur, Texas.
He is survived by his four children, five grand daughters and fifteen great-grandchildren also one brother Tom Anderson of Cold Springs Texas and one sister Viola Wakefield of California.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Rita Vivian (Hinds) Anderson.
Obituary from Levingston Funeral Home, Groves, Texas; May 2, 2011
Rita Vivian Hinds Anderson (1927 - 2000)*
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Created by: Judy Blacksher
Record added: May 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69255499
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Added: May. 2, 2011