Long time Willits resident Wilbur "Andy" Anderson went home to be with the lord, Sunday, October 6th at home in Lakeport with family by his side.
Born June 30, 1919 in San Francisco to Gerhard and Rose Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife Margret Anderson of Lakeport; Son Steve (Monica) Anderson of Willits; Daughters Diane ( Dale Fet) Anderson of Lakeport; Sharon (Fred) Scoville of Sacramento. Grandson Tyler (Megan) Anderson and Great Great Grandson Apollo Anderson of Ukiah.
Andy grew up on a large family ranch in Sherwood valley, where they raised milk cows and sheep, earning high awards and numerous ribbons as a 4-H member. He was also a highly decorated Eagle Scout. After the war broke out he joined the Army
Air corps where he became one of the top Army squadron Captains, training many B-17 and B-24 pilots for combat during World War II.
Returning home he started his own logging and trucking business during which time Andy and his brother Charlie built Andy's (Honky Tonk) Bar restaurant and motel which is now known as Brown's Corner.
Andy became the number one Piper Airplane sales associate in the USA while managing the old Willits Airport on Commercial Street. He trained many Willits residences to fly and sold them airplanes. During that time he made many Trophy hunting and fishing trips to Alaska, Canada and Mexico.
Andy was involved with building Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park having set up and sold most of the homes existing there today. He continued to sell motor homes, cars and trucks into his 90's while staying very involved in the Stock Market.
Andy lived an exciting and adventurous life and will be sorrowfully missed by family and friends.
Services will be Wednesday, October 16th, at 11:00am at Anker-Lucier Mortuary in Willits, followed by a full Military graveside service at the Willits Cemetery, potluck gathering at the Wagon Wheel community room to follow Military service.
Pastor Glenn Hayes of Kelseyville Baptist Church will officiate the services.