Mr. Jessie "Bud" Anderson Jr., 79, was born on June 11, 1933. He passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. He was the son of the late Jessie Sr. and Lucy Teel Anderson.
He was born and raised in Pitt County. He lived in Tinton Falls and Red Banks, N.J. for a number of years. After returning to North Carolina he was employed with the City of Greenville and Blount Fertilizer Company. He later retired from the department of Environmental Services at East Carolina University, Greenville.
Bud was a man who loved people; he would strike up a conversation with anyone who crossed his path. He spent most of his days at the McDonald's on 10th Street conversing with the staff, regular customers (whom he befriended) and of course the new faces he encountered.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Anderson of Asbury Park, N.J.; two sons, Kenneth Anderson and wife, Pamela, of Edgewood, Md. and Jerome Anderson of Asbury Park, N.J.; five daughters, Ethel Pearl Anderson, Lezeila Anderson, Barbara Pruitt and husband, Ovester, Jessie Mae Anderson, all of Long Branch, N.J. and Delone Anderson of Neptune, N.J.; brother, Harvey Anderson and wife, Carrie, of Danbury, Conn.; two sisters, Christine Anderson and Eunice Mae Battle of Greenville; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Whichard Chapel Church, Stokes. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. All other times the family will receive friends at 3143 Cleere Court Greenville. Interment will follow at Homestead Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by WE Flanagan Memorial Funeral Home.