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Billy Anderson

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Billy Joe Anderson a resident of Durant, Oklahoma passed from this life at Medical the Center of Southeastern Oklahoma on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the age of 84 years 1 month and 21 days. He was born in Durant, Oklahoma on Friday, November 8, 1929 to Charley and Betsy (Cater) Anderson. Billy married Hazel Russell in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, August 23, 1930.

Billy had a strong work ethic while being employed in construction as a pipe fitter and was a member of the Pipe Fitters Union for over 55 years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his precious pet "Sweetie."

Mr. Anderson is survived by his son, Larry Joe Anderson and wife Mary of Kingston, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Bill Anderson and wife Sunny of Durant, Oklahoma and Tina Stroud and husband Jerry of McKinney, Texas; great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Ava Anderson of Durant, Oklahoma; sister, Betty Reed of Pampa, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Betsy Anderson; wife, Hazel; grandson, Keith Anderson.

Family Hour will be from 6-7:00 PM Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A Funeral Service in honor of his memory will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Holmes Coffey Murray Chapel with Rev. Dan McLemore officiating. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Achille. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Anderson, Jerry Stroud, Dustin Stroud, Steve Bates, Ray Gee and Kevin McCraw, Dennis Russell.

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Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.

Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014