ANDERSON, T. Bruce H. Jr., 93, died on February 12, 2011 in Irvington, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. T.B.H. Anderson and Mable Lane Anderson; and a beloved daughter, Harriet "Happy" Pullman. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Johnson Anderson; brother, Howard Anderson; sisters, Mary Sue Hundley and Charlotte Stradford; son, Thomas Bruce Hurt Anderson III; daughter-in-law, Jill Anderson; son-in-law, Wesley Pullman; seven grandchildren, Sallie Pullman and her husband, Mathew Buttrill, Travis G. Pullman, Grant A. Pullman, Emily L. Anderson and her husband, Slava Krushkal, Thomas Bruce Hurt Anderson IV, William "Bert" Anderson and Samuel Floyd Anderson; three great-grandchildren, Maxwell Buttrill, Beatrice Buttrill and Sebastian "Sevka" Krushkal. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he worked 31 years for DuPont and was involved with the war effort and atomic research at the Hanford Project, and later worked at factories in Victoria, Texas, and Charleston, W.Va., becoming assistant plant manager at the Belle Works in Charleston. At age 12, he was hailed as a River Hero for helping save a 10-year-old girl from drowning in the Mississippi. He was president of the Buckskin Council for the Boy Scouts, receiving the Silver Beaver Award. He was a founding member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Charleston, W.Va., president of the West Virginia Episcopal Churchmen, and received the Bishop's Distinguished Service Cross in 1970. In retirement, he enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, served in the Kilmarnock Volunteer Rescue Squad and volunteered in the Lancaster County Jail Ministry. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Heathsville, Va., and interment is at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2011 at Riverview Cemetery in Charlottesville, Va. Currie Funeral Home of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.