David ìRedî Curtis Anderson, 77, of Bat Cave went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2010.
Red was born in Baxley, Georgia on December 20, 1932, the son of the late Jeff and Beulah Anderson. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ed Anderson and Andy Anderson, and his sister, Edna Davis.
Red was a proud veteran of the Navy and served aboard the USS Rochester during the Korean War.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was faithful to his church and community. Red always went out of his way to help those in need. He ministered to his church family for many years as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon at Bat Cave Baptist Church.
In the early 1970s, Red was instrumental in helping to start the Bat Cave Volunteer Fire Department and served as Chief for over 25 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Alice Dubberly Anderson; his sisters, Myrtice Stancil and Inez Turner; son, David Karl Anderson; daughters, Linda Anderson Childers (Charlie), and Lynn Odom (David); grandchildren, Cindy Odom Owens, Curtis Anderson, Linda Odom Fowler, Brandee Anderson Jones (Dustin); and great-granddaughters, Emma Kate Jones and Janielynn Fowler; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Bat Cave Baptist Church with Pastor David MacEachern officiating. Burial will follow at Bat Cave Baptist Church Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14. Members of the Bat Cave Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and, at other times, will be at the family home in Bat Cave.
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 10:00 am