February 8, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:00 AM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Saturday, February 12, 2011 10 - 11 am
James E. “Jim” Anderson 77, a lifelong resident of Mechanicsburg, passed away, Tuesday, February 08, 2011 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield.
He was born May 14, 1934 in Mechanicsburg the son of Willis K. “Willie” & Tressie Anderson.
Jim was a 1952 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. Jim retired from the State of Ohio as Superintendent of State Highway Department. At one time, Jim and his wife Ruie, were the owners and operators of Anderson General Store in Mechanicsburg.
He enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing and spending time at Indian Lake. He was a kind and generous person, who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Jim is survived by his grandchildren, Tiffany Anderson & Ryan Anderson of Mechanicsburg and, Brian (Michelle) Collins of Urbana, his grandchildren, Heather, Selena and Jasmine; his brother-in-law, Ron E. (Brenda) Williams and his daughter-in-law, Kay Anderson both of Mechanicsburg; numerous nieces & nephews of generations as well as many special friends including, Pat Ransbottom, Shirley & Duke Dozer, Dale Roach, Dr. Vaughn Darding and Jim Johnson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruie Mae (Williams) Anderson, his son, David E. Anderson and his grandson, Benjamin Anderson
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg; where the family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial follow in Maple Grove Cemetery Mechanicsburg. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.