George Thomas Anderson Jr

May 29, 1930 - August 30, 2016
George Thomas Anderson Jr

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George Thomas Anderson Jr, 86, a 23 year resident of Williamsburg, died August 30, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Johnson City, TN, on May 29, 1930. Parents: George Thomas Anderson Sr. and Ella Lee Anderson (nee Colley).  He attended George Washington University before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He served in the field artillery in combat. George earned several medals for his service in the Army, including the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. Afterwards, he served in the District of Columbia National Guard commanding AAA and missile batteries as part of the Washington Air Defense System.  He retired from the National Security Agency after 28 years of service.

Mr. Anderson was a member of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, where he served as a lay reader and chalicer, Eucharistic minister and a church guide.

He was also active in his community of Berkeley’s Green and was an honorary member of the Green Spring Garden Club. He was also a James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardener and Tree Steward. In addition, he was a 15 year volunteer for Colonial Williamsburg.

He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Fay Louise Anderson (nee Bushong).

He is survived by three children, Glenn Thomas Anderson and his wife Barbara Jo, Neal David Anderson and his wife Linda Marie, and Scott Lee Anderson and his wife Cynthia Ann; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and close friends.

A service celebrating the life of George will be held on Tuesday, September 6 at 2pm at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery, followed by a reception at the Bruton Church Parish House.

Memorials may be made to Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, PO Box 3520, Williamsburg, VA 23187, in memory of George Anderson.

Rest in Peace Dad, Granddad, and Great-Granddad. We love you!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Williamsburg, VA 23185

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  • September 03, 2016
    David Leibold says:
    A fine gentleman and a great neighbor. We will miss you.

  • September 03, 2016
    Ed and Diane Runyon says:
    Glen, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. By reading his obit he accomplished so much in his life. What a amazing person. We know that he will leave a legacy that is everlasting. Our prayers are with your family to get through difficult time.

  • September 03, 2016
    Barbara Anderson says:
    Dad, I am so blessed to have spent this last month with you. I am rejoicing that you and mom have been reunited. Rest peacefully. Love you, Barbara

  • September 05, 2016
    The Neal Anderson Family says:
    Dear Dad & Grandpa, Thank you for gracing our lives with your loving, kind, humble heart and good counsel. We will find comfort in the many rich memories shared with you. We will always honor and cherish the legacy you have left behind and you will forever be in our hearts. Your Loving Children and Grandchildren, Neal, Linda, Ella & Joseph