Edgar Earl Butch Anderson LUBBOCK-Edgar Earl Butch Anderson passed away shortly after midnight, April 25, 2014, while in the care of Hospice at Loma Linda Veterans Administration Hospital at 88 years of age. He was living in Lubbock, Texas, until moving to Hemet, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014, to be near his son and daughter in law, Paul and Laura Anderson. He had been experiencing a decline in his health and was not able to live alone any longer. Born in Tahoka, Texas, on April 12, 1926, he attended school and worked at the Davis-Humphries Market before being inducted into service during World War II
on July 10, 1944. He served in the Army
Air Corp, including a posting at Headquarters 448th Military Police Company Iceland. His decorations/citations included an EAME Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Metal, Victory Ribbon, and two Overseas Bars before being honorably discharged on July 6, 1946. After the war, he met and married Wanda Fay Fisher on July 7, 1947, and moved to Lubbock, Texas. They were married 57 years until Wanda passed in August 2004. They had two children: Pamela Sue Anderson (Baucum) of Lubbock, Texas, and Paul Tracy Anderson of Hemet, Calif.; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He worked in the automotive industry as a service writer and manager over the course of his career and enjoyed buying and selling cars and collectibles, yard work, and conversations with coffee at the dinner table. Most will share that he always had a hot pot of coffee, or cold soda for those that stopped by for a visit. One of his proudest accomplishments included his work with the South Plains Daylight Masonic Lodge No 1443. He was a member of the Kiva Shrine Temple and Eastern Star Lubbock Chapter No 78. Butch was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and spoke highly of his work with new members. Family and friends may attend a viewing Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. May 6, at Sanders Funeral Home, located at 1420 Main Street in Lubbock, Texas. Graveside service is to be celebrated Wednesday, May 7, at Lubbock Cemetery at 2 p.m. with full military Army and Masonic honors.