Billy Anderson

Thursday, April 14, 2005

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Billy Dale Anderson, 82, of East Prairie died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, Ind.

He was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of Goah Winfield and Della Rae Speights Anderson. He and Edith Laverne Crum were married Oct. 26, 1948, at East Prairie. She died Jan. 10, 2004.

Anderson lived in Gary, Ind., Sikeston and Dexter, Mo., before moving to East Prairie in 1998. He worked at CTV Steel Mill in Indiana. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in East Prairie.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally Snow of Rensselaer; three sisters, Beatrice Seitz of Union, Mo., Frances Matthews of Fort Meade, Fla., Jesse Dorris of Lilbourn, Mo.; two brothers, James Anderson of Jonesboro, Ark., Cleo Anderson of Overland, Mo.; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall, with Joe Hill officiating.

Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements.