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ANDERSON, Willie T. 1936-2016


Posted By: K.L. Kittleson
Date: 2/13/2016 at 12:46:22

The Rev. Willie T. Anderson Sr. (1936-2016)

WATERLOO, IOWA The Rev. Willie T. Anderson Sr., 79, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, February 3, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.

He was born December 8, 1936, in Goodman, Mississippi, son of Joseph and Mary Carr Anderson. He married Fredine Anderson on April 21, 1956, in Preston, Minnesota; she died June 4, 2014.

The Rev. Anderson was a graduate of Hawkeye Institute of Technology and took courses at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque. He was an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church for 13 years and then served as an associate minister at Mount Calvary Baptist Church. In 1980 he became pastor of the newly founded St. Mark Baptist. He also worked for John Deere for 30 years, retiring in 1982.

Survived by: two daughters, Denise Anderson of Augusta, Ga., and Christine (Dennis Sr.) Moore of Waterloo; three sons, Willie T. Jr. (Brenda), Terry (Diana) and Darryl (Chavonne), all of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren, including three grandchildren he helped raise, Donterrell Simpson, Chief Warrant Officer II Tiffany N. Anderson and Master Sgt. Terry L. Anderson Jr.; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dean (D.C.) Lanfair; a cousin, Anna Lee Anderson; four brothers-in-law, the Rev. Fred Webster Jr., the Rev. Casey Hickman, the Rev. Dwight Webster and Walter Lee Sanders; six sisters-in-law, Patricia Hickman, Karen Sanders, Ernestine Anderson, Doris Anderson, Joanie Webster and Beverly Webster; three nieces, JoElla Anderson, Kemberly McGee-Micou and Veronica McGee-Funchess; and two nephews, Manzack and Frank McGee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson; two brothers, Joe Willie Sr. and John Elick; two sisters, Alice McGee and Dorothy Wright Webster; two brothers-in-law, Charles Webster and John H. McGee Sr.; and a niece, Gerilene McGee.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Antioch Baptist Church, 426 Sumner St., with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and an hour before services at the church. Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the family at 303 Wendell Court, where they will receive friends.

Condolences can be left at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.

Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier website


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