Jimmy "Jim" Ray Anderson


Jimmy “Jim” Ray Anderson, 74, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, in Shelbyville.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with E.B. Adams officiating.  A military honors service will follow under the direction of VFW Post #8904.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.  Interment will be at Anderson Family Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mr. Anderson was born November 8, 1945, in Houston, to Byron Anderson Jr. and Louis E. Edwards Anderson.  He served in the Texas Army National Guard.  His hobbies included fishing, welding, fabricating, and most of all, spending time with grandkids. Mr. Anderson was a member of First Assembly of Timpson.

He is survived by his children, Michael R. Anderson and wife Sherry of Dayton, Belinda McDonald and Wayne Stokes of Garrison, Betty Basham of Tenaha, Jimmy Anderson and wife Crystal of Silsbee, Lonnie Anderson and wife Amanda of Katy, Troy Anderson of Tenaha, and Bret Anderson of Texarkana; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Sandy Anderson; grandson, Joe Clyde Smith; parents, Byron Anderson Jr. and Louis E. Edwards Anderson; brother, Clyde Anderson; uncle, Bill and Neil Anderson; and mother-in-law, Opal Dobos.

Pallbearers will be Michael Smith, Steven Anderson, Jimmy Anderson II, Tristen Anderson, Bret Anderson, Kaden Foster, and Ashton Anderson. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Clyde Smith.
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