Mr. John Thomas Anderson
SHREVEPORT, LA - Services celebrating the life of John Thomas Anderson, 88, will be 10 a.m., Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Mike Anderson of Haynes Avenue Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA with Masonic Rites. Interment will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery in Bossier City, LA with Military Rites. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Marshall Street, February 23, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
John was born January 14, 1926 in Chillicothe, TX to and joined his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife Florine of 65 years along with his parents, Thomas E. Anderson and Annabell Ogles Anderson in Heaven on February 20, 2014. He graduated from Vernon High School in Vernon, TX in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1943 where he served his country durning WW II in the Pacific Campaign on the USS Barnes, C.V.E. # 20 and USS Lexington C.V.T. # 16. Upon departure from the Navy he and Florine married. He worked for Phillips Petroleum and Dowell in Borger, Texas. He transferred with Dowell to Bossier City, LA in 1963 where he later worked for Acid Engineering, Shreveport; Cudd Pumping Service and D.O.C. in Oil City, LA. He was a member of Masonic Unity Lodge A.F.M. #1242 in Borger, TX for 60 years and transferred to the Queensborough Lodge #418 in Shreveport, LA
John is survived by his son James Anderson (Joyce), daughter Becky Alexander (Charles), granddaughter Kelly Lococo (Eric), and great grand-daughters , Lydia Lynn and Anna Grace Lococo.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Live Oak Health Care, Doris, Jackie Michelle, Holly, Tiffany, Pam, Linda, and Ms Lucy with WK Hospice for their loving compassionate care. John is giving everyone his salute, "hooke'em horns" sign, a firm hand shake, and his "Anderson Situation" for a job well done.
Pallbearers will be Lt Col Bill Perry, Mark Adams, Malcom Parker, Richard Loften, Sam Barlow, Doc Basham, Harold White, and Art Ruggles. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chester Chandler and Tim Fuller.
Memorials may be made out Haynes Ave. Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA
Published in Shreveport Times from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2014
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101