Obituary: Carl Leroy Anderson

Carl Leroy Anderson of Athens, Texas was born on April 12, 1939 in Seminole, Oklahoma and passed away on February 8, 2018 at home with his wife by his side at the age of 78.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday the 11th of February 2018 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens at 2 p.m. Burial services will be held in Olney, Texas at a later date.

Carl graduated High School and went to work in the Texas oil fields. He then went across the country to work in Washington state at Simpson’s Lumber Mill until he retired 35 years later. Carl retired to Athens, Texas with his wife Peggy and youngest son Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his mother Alice Parks Anderson and father Raymond Anderson along with 2 of his 4 brothers, Charles Anderson and George Anderson and his only sister, Louise Anderson Wolford.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Sue Anderson along with his youngest son Joseph Anderson both of Athens, Texas. His oldest son Cameron Anderson along with two granddaughters, Aliece Anderson and Natalie Anderson all of Crosby, Texas. His two other brothers, Edward Anderson of Olney, Texas and Richard Anderson of Olympia, Washington and several nieces and nephews.

Carl never met a stranger. He would stop and make time to speak to anyone. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Carl was just a great man. He will be dearly missed.

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