Robert L. Anderson, Ph.D.
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- Robert Lee Anderson, 68, of Spartanburg, passed away July 6, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC. Bob was the older son of the late Harrison and Nancy Jane (West) Anderson, who were from Jamestown, TN.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Gregory) Anderson and younger brother, Bill (Kathy, Michael and Stacey) of Nashville, TN. He is also survived by his step-children Jenny Cochran, Jeff (Jill) Cochran; grandchildren, Joel, Joseph, Jacob, Jarad, Rebecca, Michael, Leah; and great-grandchildren, Layla and Tripp.
Bob earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee and was a professor there. He also taught at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He later accepted a position at Milliken and retired in 2006. Bob was a faithful member of Reidville Road United Methodist Church where he served as lay leader.
A memorial service will be held at his church Monday, July 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM conducted by Rev. Sam Warwick, Jeff Cochran and Rev. James Ellis Griffith. A visitation will take place one hour before the service in the sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Reidville Road United Methodist Church, 5575 Reidville Rd., Moore, SC 29369.
An online guest register is available at www.seawright-funeralhome.com.
Seawright Funeral Home & Crematory, Inman
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from July 8 to July 9, 2012