Elmer W. Anderson9:24 am | April 2, 2013
Elmer “Andy” W. Anderson, 76, of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, March 30, 2013. He was born in Wilcox, Ariz., on April 26, 1936, the son of the late Ursel and Mary Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Anderson, and a daughter, Noreen Anderson.
Andy was married to his loving wife of 56 years, Frances I. Anderson. He was an ordained minister, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and had served as a corrections officer in both Mountain City and Roan Mountain TN Correctional Facilities. Andy was a loving and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Andy is survived by his wife, Frances I. Anderson; a daughter, Rebecca Shelton and her husband Thomas of Bristol, Tenn.; a son, Gerald Anderson and his wife Mary of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Melissa Shaw, Danise Slayton, Danny Slayton, Lindsey Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Michael Shelton and Beth Shelton; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, J.W. Anderson of Benson, Ariz.; and a sister, Noreen Pew of Paradise Valley, Calif.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 10 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with military honors provided by Bristol VFW Post No. 6975 with Pastor Martin Slagle and Willie Malone officiating. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.BlevinsCares.com.
Mr. Anderson and his family are in the care of Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services.