Mr. Bobbie Anderson was born in Hinesville on June 4, 1947, to the late Thomas Anderson and Evelyn Moore Anderson.
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Bobbie became a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. After graduating from Liberty County High School he joined the Army and served in the Vietnam War, receiving an honorable discharge. He earned several awards: Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Bobbie then worked for the Winn Army Community Hospital as a nutrition care specialist at Fort Stewart and retired after many years. Bobbie continued his career, working for David McDonald Rentals in Allenhurst as a maintenance mechanic. Bobbie enjoyed working on cars, and always tried to figure out "just how things worked." He enjoyed planting, working in his garden and sharing the fruit of his labor.
He was joined in holy matrimony to Okie Mae Pray on July 21, 1972. She preceded him in death after 32 years of marriage.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, Bobbie departed this life and entered into internal rest with his Lord and Savior.
He leaves to cherish his memories, daughters, Tresha White and Pam Johnson; grandson, Christopher Thomas Hunt; two granddaughters of Hinesville; three sisters, Evelyn (George) Cobham, Edna M. Miller of Hinesville and Gladys Latrell (Pete) Nichols of Sunnymead, Calif.; five brothers, Charlie (Lavern) Moore, Wilton Anderson, Milton Anderson, Dr. Arnett Anderson (Delores) of Washington, D.C., and Grady Moore (Theresa) of Poulsbo, Wash., brothers-in-law, Charles Armistead of Jacksonville and Freddie Jones of Detroit, Mich.; sister-in-law, Addie Mae Hines; special sisters-in-law, Christine Waltham and Barbara Golden; brothers-in-law, William Pray (Gloria) and Frederick D. Pray; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 196 at Elam Road west of Hinesville. His body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Dorchester Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Dorchester Funeral Home
7842 E Oglethorpe Highway Midway, GA 31320
Published in Coastal Courier from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, 2012