Bennie Joe "BJ" Anderson

A funeral service for Mr. Bennie Joe "BJ" Anderson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. David Coleman officiating. Burial will follow the service at Black Jack Cemetery in Black Jack, Texas. Bennie was born May 4, 1946, and passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. He was born in Nacogdoches, but moved to Hobbs, N.M., early in his childhood and spent much of his younger years there. Bennie and his family moved back to East Texas and he attended schools in this area, graduating from Chireno High School. He was drafted in to the Army and served in Korea before he was honorably discharged. Bennie enjoyed gardening and working on old cars. He loved telling stories about his childhood days and when he was in the service. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He liked to cook and try different things. He loved animals. He enjoyed playing practical jokes on someone, mainly his sisters. He loved music, watching movies, and the History channel. He had a good heart, loved his family and would help them out when he could. He was preceded in death by his father Jack B. Anderson and mother Bettye Jo Wilkins Anderson Clark. He was also preceded in death by a brother David Clark. He is survived by three sisters, Jackie Caskey and husband Eddie of Conroe, Teresa Skeeters and husband Mike, and Linda Langford and husband Peanut of Nacogdoches. He is survived by one brother, Jeff Clark and his wife Dianne of Nacogdoches. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Nerrisa Caskey Coats and husband Ronnie of Nacogdoches, Edward Caskey and wife Jana of Conroe, Tredessa Skeeters Thomas and husband Jack of Waco, Joshua Skeeters and wife Megan of Flint, and Jody Clark of Nacogdoches. Great nieces and nephews are Carli and Kati Coats, Jaxon and Sadie Thomas, and Hayden Skeeters. Bennie is also survived by aunts, cousins and many friends. The love, support, and assistance so generously offered by family and friends have been greatly appreciated. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Dean, Winston Blankenship, Clarence Brown, Joshua Skeeters, Edward Caskey, Troy Kinkead, Ken Christopher, Bailey Porter and Robert Shelton. Condolences can be shared on line at Laird Funeral Home.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Nov. 17, 2012