Thomas Paul “Tom” Anderson

Thomas Paul “Tom” Anderson

Death 2 Jan 2006 (aged 39)
Sago, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
Cenotaph Hacker Valley, Webster County, West Virginia, USA
Plot in Hacker Valley, WV off Hwy 20
Memorial ID 16275627 · View Source
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Perished in the Sago Mine Disaster, from the explosion occurring Januar 2, 2006 and trapping 13 miners for nearly 2 days. Only 1 survived. It was the worst mining disaster in West Virginia since the 1968 disaster that killed 78.

Son of David Anderson of Hacker Valley and the late Dessie Fisher Anderson. Married to Lynda Hyre Anderson on April 5, 1991.Preceded in death by one son, Caleb Paul Anderson, his paternal grandfather, Paul Anderson, and maternal grandparents Lester and Fanny Fisher. Wonderful husband and father. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting and fishing. A Christian by faith and attended the Church of God in Lewis County.

Public memorial held to honor the twelve who perished on or before 4 Jan 2006. About 4,000 mourners paid their respects, including national tv & print media.

Sources/Credit:, accessed 21 & 23 Oct 2006; The Record Delta Online at, accessed 21 Oct 2006

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  • Created by: L Pritchett
  • Added: 21 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16275627
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Paul “Tom” Anderson (11 Dec 1966–2 Jan 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16275627, citing Ware Cemetery, Hacker Valley, Webster County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by L Pritchett (contributor 46847179) .