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Obituaries

October 10, 2013

Herman William Anderson

1937-2013

Herman William Anderson, son of Alonzo and Lela Anderson, was born January 21, 1937 in Boynton, Oklahoma.  On October 4, 2013, he was called to eternal rest.  Herman, accepting Christ at a young age, united with the Methodist Church.  His education started at W.T. Vernon, in Bixby, OK, After his father’s death the family lived in Tulsa, New Mexico, and finally settling in Muskogee in the late 1940’s.  He went on and graduated from Manual Training High School in the class of 1956.  In 1959 Herman enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1959 until 1962.  During his time of service he received the Medal of Honor for bravery.  Before moving to Kansas City, MO, he met and married Emma Smith.  He lived in Kansas City for fifty years, where he worked for the special system.  Affectionately known as “Oklahoma” by his many friends in the Kansas City area, he was generous, kind, caring and dearly loved by his family.  Due to ill health, he returned to Tulsa to be near family and loved ones.  

The family he leaves behind to cherish their memories of him include his mother, Lela Anderson, of the home.  Sister, Doris Lane-Scott(Robert), Muskogee, OK.  Brother, Henry Anderson (Ann), Los Angeles, CA.  His son, Gary Smith, Tulsa, OK.  HE will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Homegoing services for Herman will be held Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the Ragsdale Funeral Center, Chapel of Respect, with Rev. Jerry Washington, officiating.  He will be laid to rest on Tuesday, October 15th, at 11:00 AM, in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.  Visitation hours are today from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  Services are under the direction of Ragsdale Funeral Center.

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