Willie James Anderson
1934 - 2021
Willie James "Buddy Boy" Anderson

July 4, 1934 - January 16, 2021

Public Viewing for Willie Anderson, 86, of, AL, will be Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home.

Mr. Anderson, son of the late Mr. James and Mrs. Carrie Williams Anderson, was born on July 4, 1934 in Lee County, Alabama. He departed this life on Saturday January 16, 2021 at the Magnolia Woods Group Home in Troy, Alabama. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Sadie Vaughn Anderson, brothers, Ray Anderson, Eddie Anderson, and Garfield Anderson; sister, Clennie Nancy Samuel.

Willie enjoyed watching the news, western shows, listening to music, the outdoors and doing yard work. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and friend.

He leaves to cherish his memory: six children, Cheryl (Oscar) Robinson, Thomas (Connie) Anderson both of Phenix City, AL, Shelia (Sam) Hooks of Salem, AL, Juanita (Randy) Baldwin of Corona, CA, Charlene Anderson of Blairsville, GA and Victor Anderson of Austell, GA; five sisters, Mary Jean Anderson, Mary Cunningham, Lucille Baker all of Cleveland, OH, Linda (Reverend Larry) Patterson of Opelika, AL and Aritha Baker of Salem, AL; two brothers, Johnny (Deborah) Anderson of Crawford, AL and David Anderson of Opelika, AL; twelve grandchildren, Amelia Anderson, Jason Anderson, Tylor Anderson, Collin Anderson, Ryan Baldwin, Benton Baldwin, Ian Baldwin, Timothy Robinson, Jared Stevens, Danielle (Dominic) Guthrie, Ashley (Prentice) Strawder and Amanda (Bryan) Becks; five great-grandchildren, Sadie McCoy, Bakaris Becks, Kingston Guthrie, Brayv Strawder and Summyt Strawder; four sisters-in-law, Myrtis Anderson of Opelika, AL, Amelia (William) Johnson of San Mateo, CA, Ethel (Willie) Reese of Lanett, AL and Gloria (John) Canty of Phenix City, AL ; two brothers-in-law, Emmett (Virginia) Vaughn and Thomas (Ethel) Vaughn both of Salem, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Harris Funeral Home Opelika, AL is directing. www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.com to view and sign registry.

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Published by The Opelika-Auburn News on Jan. 22, 2021.
3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Harris Funeral Home, Inc.
515 South 6th St, Opelika, AL 36801
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