James Earl Anderson, Jr. March 21, 1942 - November 10, 2014 Criswell Funeral Home Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Memorial services for James Earl Anderson, Jr., 72, of Ada, will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Ada Elks Lodge.
Mr. Anderson died Monday, November 10, 2014 at a local hospital. He was born March 21, 1942 in Seminole, Oklahoma to James Earl Anderson, Sr. and Ruby Rhodes Anderson. He was a lifelong resident of the Ada area and graduated from Byng High School.
He married Demoine Smith on July 11, 1962 in Ada. Mr. Anderson was a design welder and fabricator for Spencer Machine Shop in Ada until his retirement. He was later a self-employed welder. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Sheperd’s Chapel in Gravitt, AR. Mr. Anderson was a hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Demoine Anderson, of the home; four daughters, Margie Shaw and husband Ronald of Francis, Jennifer Jussely and husband Martin of Francis, Melissa Anderson of Ada, and Michael Wilson and husband Darren of Camden, AR; seven grandchildren, Brigette Adams, Shanna Shaw-McNutt, James Jussely, Kristina Belcher, Coty Dildine, Michael Wilson and Mariah Wilson; ten great grandchildren; four sisters, Norma Swink and Shirley Edmondson, both of Port Isabel, TX, Betty Hisaw and Linda Manuel, both of Ada; numerous nieces and nephews; honorary son and daughter, Karen and Steven Dunnigan; and honorary grandsons, J. D. and Taylor Dunnigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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