AUGUSTA, Ga. - Donald Allan Anderson, 83, passed away with his family by his side on November 12, 2013, in Augusta, GA. Born in Duluth, MN in 1930, Don graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1952 and was a proud Golden Gopher alumnus. He moved to Augusta upon graduation seeking a warmer climate. He joined the E.I Dupont De Nemours Company as an Industrial Engineer at the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina. Upon retirement from Dupont he joined Westinghouse Company at SRP and stayed there until his retirement in 1993. In his retirement years he was very active with the First Baptist Church of Augusta, holding many roles including ordained Deacon and former Director of the Benevolence Ministry. He impacted many lives with his huge heart and faith. Don is preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Martha Ellen Anderson, as well as his parents and sister. He is survived by his daughters: Donna Anderson Scheer (Henry) of Augusta and Sharon Anderson Davis (Robert) of Jacksonville, FL; and his grandchildren , the lights of his life: Mallary Lauren Scheer of Charleston, SC, Anna Ellen Scheer of Los Angeles, CA., Lindsay Ellen Davis and Donald Robert Davis III, both of Jacksonville, FL. He was a loving and proud father, grandfather and a good friend to many. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Storey Chapel at First Baptist Church with Dr. Greg DeLoach officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the time of service in the Atrium of the Storey Chapel. Burial will follow at Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Henry Richard Scheer, Jerald Stuart Scheer, Donald Robert Davis Jr., Donald Robert Davis III, Thomas Martin Bird, and Joseph Walter Korn. Honorary pallbearers will be the George Balentine Senior Adult Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Augusta Benevolence Ministry at 3500 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, GA 30909. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 13, 2013