|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan., 2009|
WILLIAM OLIVER ANDERSON, II passed away from a long-term illness in Gainesville, FL at Alachua General Hospital, where he was born on Feb 12, 1927. Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife Nell Anderson of Gainesville, his daughter Mary Lane Anderson of Starke, two sons, Hank Anderson of Orange City and Andy Anderson of Hawthorne, brother Lane Taylor of Mt. Dora, daughters in law Ann Weigl of Hawthorne, Caroline Anderson of Orange City and Mary Sanford of Toney, AL and grandchildren Sarah, Alan, Rose, Roxanne, Dean, David, P.J., Mikey and Matilda Jane. He was preceded in death by his son WO Anderson III, grandson WO "Billy" Anderson IV, and sisters Mary Jane Purser and Sue Lilley.
Mr. Anderson, a long-time resident of Mt. Dora, grew up in Howey-in-the-Hills and attended the Hun School at Princeton, NJ and the Asheville School in Asheville, NC. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Agriculture, he retired from the USDA where he worked primarily in the citrus industry as an inspector.
Bill was greatly interested in history, was an avid golfer, and enjoyed spending time fishing with his sons in Mosquito Lagoon. A long-time member of AA, Mr. Anderson was proud of his 20 + years of sobriety and was deeply involved in the program all over Lake County.
A graveside service will be held at the Howey Cemetery in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fl. at 11am on Saturday, 1/17/09. In lieu of flowers, those interested should make contributions to the AA program in Lake County. They can be contacted at 352-360-0961.
Taylor Memorial Cemetery
Howey in the Hills
Created by: Vera Mikell Sodek
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
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