James “Goober” Anderson
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.