James “Goober” Anderson

Augusta, GA – Mr. James L. “Goober” Anderson, 90, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. with the Reverend Robert W. Reese officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

A native of Elberton, GA, Mr. Anderson had lived most of his life in the Augusta area and was a retired Welder from Inglett Company. He was a proud Army veteran who spent 34 months overseas during World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division, nicknamed by the Germans as “The Devils in Baggy Pants”. He fought at Utah Beach, Normandy and in operation “Market Garden”, about which the movie “A Bridge Too Far” was based. He received numerous medals and comendations to include six bronze stars for the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Neptune as a part of D-Day. He was President of the Augusta Motorcycle Club and Flagman at a local track for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his son, Jimmy (Michelle); daughter, Jeanie “Sissy” Anderson; step-daughter, Ann and her husband John Prokop; his grandchildren, Evan Anderson, Rachel Anderson and Shaun and his wife Diedra Anderson; six step-grandchildren; great grandchildren, Jace and Jamsie Anderson; as well as a host of special friends who were always by his side.

Pallbearers will be, Ronnie Philips, Michael Rhodes, Kelvin Rhodes, Shaun Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Sissy Anderson and Tyler Roberson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Silas Peace, Danny Faulkner, Billy Dixon, Billy Welch and Tommy Williams.

The family will receive friends this Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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10 responses to “James “Goober” Anderson”

  1. We wanted to send our condolences to Goober’s family. We too, know the feeling of loss. It is never easy to have part with our loved ones. The world can seem like a very cold and difficult place. After every rain storm though, there is sun light. Our Creator provides us with a beautiful promise at Revelation 21:3,4. He promises us of a time when the distresses of this world will be a thing of past. We hope that those verses will bring you comfort and hope.

  2. Jeanie it is never easy to loose family, but not many people get to enjoy a person for 90 years. You will go on with so many happy memories of Goober.

  3. Hi Goober,
    A very dear friend of mine from work who thinks the sun rises and sets in her dad lost him yesterday. I don’t really know what to say to her, because I still miss and think about you all the time. It has been 897 days today and well, I guess you know I just wake up every day and add one and just move, that’s all, just move.

  4. Goober, today is 5/10/2017, day 1282 since you left me. I am having a really bad morning. Can’t seem to stop crying. I don’t really know what to do without you. I come see you twice a day. I keep you cleaned up and I bring flowers but people keep taking them. I don’t really seem to be able to cope without you. The brakes went out on my car and Jimmy did fix them for me. He didn’t drop everything and do them immediately like you would have, but HEY….he did them! I can’t seem to be able to get into watching the Braves anymore. Oh, goodness, please help me. Give me strength.

    • you are welcome to reach out to me. I am so sorry for your loss. healing and warm thoughts sent your way .sheryl

  5. 1346 days on July 5, 2017. Goodness, came over yesterday morning and pulled a weed up that came from nowhere overnight and was attacked by ants. Gonna call Hillcrest today to get them taken care of and off of you and Mom. Didn’t have BBQ yesterday, but I wore one of your flag shirts.

  6. well, it is getting very close to Christmas. But hey! First my birthday. I wish you were here so you could take me to the Cracker Barrel. I never get to go anymore.

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