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James Kenneth "Ken" Anderson Sr.


1941 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James Kenneth "Ken" Anderson Sr. Obituary
James Kenneth "Ken" Anderson, Sr.
1941-2016
Ken Anderson, of Houston, passed away suddenly on Thursday, the 3rd of November 2016 at the age of 75. He was born on the 8th of February 1941 in Houston.

Ken graduated from Lamar High School in 1959 before advancing to TCU where he graduated in 1963 with a degree in Business Administration. While there he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, ROTC, president of his freshman and sophomore class, baseball catcher and letterman. Upon graduation Ken served in the US Army, European Theater/Germany attaining the rank of captain. Honorably discharged in 1970, he co-founded Anderson Fitzgerald Giammalva and thus began his lifelong career in real estate.

Ken was actively involved in the Houston Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, TCU ex-lettermen's association, St Martin's Episcopal Church and Episcopal High School Dads Club. He also loved his role as a father. He was always involved in his children's sporting events and activities. His biggest joy came from coaching on the fields of Post Oak Little League. His impact and involvement benefitted area youth over an eleven-year period.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents Betty and Andy Anderson; and his brother, Buddy Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Dianne S. Anderson; his children, Jimmy Anderson and wife Renee, Robert W Anderson, Julie Anderson Bundick and husband Mark; and their mother, Betsy Anderson; his brother, Thomas F. Anderson and wife Bibbi; and sister-in-law Charlene Anderson; his grandchildren, Katie Collins Miller and husband Nate, Walker Anderson, Chandler Anderson, Luke Anderson, Lexi Anderson, Jackson Bundick, Will Bundick, Clara Bundick; numerous nieces and nephews; and step-children, Julie Gautier and Todd Gautier and his wife Brigitte.

The family would like to express their thanks to the City of Houston's first responders, specifically Houston Fire and EMS, as well as the doctors and nurses at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

A memorial service celebrating his life is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 9th of November, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road in Houston.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in the adjacent Bagby Parish Hall.

Prior to the service the family will have gathered for a private interment at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in his name be directed to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor,?New York, NY, 10004; to Amazing Place at 3735 Drexel Dr., Houston, TX, 77027; to TCU Lettermen's Legacy Fund, TCU Box 297140, Fort Worth, TX, 76129; or to the .
Published in Houston Chronicle from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2016
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