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James “Jim” Perry Anderson, 94, went to his Heavenly home Friday, July 8th, 2022.
Jim was born November 2nd, 1927 in Richland, TX to Thomas Walter “T.W.” and Bessie (Pond) Anderson. Jim graduated from Jal, New Mexico High School in 1944. He married Daphene Stevens January 1st, 1945. Between 1946-1963, they had two sons, Ronnie and Jerry; and two daughters, Carla and Jami. Daphene went to her Heavenly home, November 1970.
Jim started working for Sun Oil Company (Sunoco) in 1946. He retired from Sun Oil (which had changed to the name Oryx) after 43 years, in 1990, as a Master Craftsman.
During the years he worked for Sun Oil Company, the Anderson family lived in Snyder, Pampa, Forsan (at the Sun Oil Camp), Kermit, Levelland, and transferred back to Snyder in December 1970.
Jim married Edna Sells July 20, 1974. Jim and Edna “lived happily ever” for 48 years! When people saw them together-always holding hands-at church, the grocery store, or at their house, everyone knew they were true “Sweeties” until she went to her Heavenly home, four months ago, on March 17th.
Jim was very talented. He could build, create, and repair anything. If he could visualize it, he could create it. He bowled with a bowling league in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He built model airplanes for his sons, and he built and flew remote controlled airplanes during his retirement years. He rode a Honda Aspencade for several years with the Snyder Motorcycle Riders Club. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He was the Team Captain for the Jal High School football team, and for the rest of his life, he loved watching football!
Jim was a member of 37th Street Church of Christ in Snyder.
His survivors include: daughter, Carla Frederick and her husband, Richard of Kilgore; daughter, Jami Anderson of Abilene; daughter-in-law, Iris Anderson of Centre, Alabama; granddaughter, Kristie (Anderson) Brown of Rockport; 7 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Anderson of Abilene; sister-in-law, Marlene Anderson of Vancouver, Washington; many nephews and nieces; and many long-time friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna Anderson; both sons, Ronnie Joe and Jerry Don Anderson; grandson, Jimmy Zane Anderson; granddaughter, Tanya Kay (Anderson) Chadwick; three brothers, Walter, John, and Joe Anderson; and one sister, Gladys (Anderson) Makepeace.
Viewing may begin Thursday, July 14th, 2022, 5 pm at Miller Family Funeral Home, 200 East 37th Street, Snyder. Visitation will be held Friday, July 15th, 2022, 1 pm at Miller Family Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2 pm at Miller Family Funeral Home chapel, officiated by Mr. Bob Martin, an Elder of 37th Street Church of Christ. Graveside services will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder. Services are under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes and Miller Family Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to 37th Street Church of Christ, 2500 37th Street, Snyder, Texas 79549.