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James Allen Anderson

1956 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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James Allen Anderson

Arlington, TN

James "Allen" Anderson, 61, Arlington, TN died suddenly Monday, August 21, 2017. Allen was born May 2, 1956 in Columbia, SC then spent most of his life in Memphis, TN. He began his electrical apprenticeship in 1981 and finished second in his class as a Journeyman Wireman in 1985. He was a member of the IBEW Local 474 since 1982 where he was elected to the Local Union 474 Executive Board in 2011 and held that position until his passing. Allen was a member of the Local Union's JATC (Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee) since 2009 as well as a member of the 110 Brotherhood Club. Allen is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Frost Anderson and devoted son, Michael (Lacy). Loving Gramps to Delilah and Ember, cherished family member of Carl (Dana) Roberts, Kursten (Cameron) and Madison and best dog dad ever to his girl Maggie and buddy CJ. Allen loved being a member of the IBEW and the brotherhood it was made of. He took pride in calling Michael his son and his brother. He will be missed by his beloved Union family, especially brothers Sonny Hawks, Lee Jolly, and Bill Bailey. He is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Betty (Ballard) Anderson, and brothers Paul Jr. and Wesley. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 24, and the funeral service at 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 25, both at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Allen was a passionate supporter of the West Tennessee Veterans Home and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations are sent in his memory to West Tennessee Veterans Home Inc. P.O. Box 655, Cordova, TN 38088-0655 or made online at
Published in The Commercial Appeal from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2017
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