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  • James ‘Andy’ E. Anderson Sr.

James ‘Andy’ E. Anderson Sr.

 Chief James “Andy” E. Anderson Sr., a 27 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force died on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Fairfield, Calif. He was born on July 9, 1933 to Edd and Bernice Anderson, of Hayesville.

A native of Hayesville, he lived in Fairfield for 56 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired with the rank of Chief Master Sargent, from Travis Air Force Base in June of 1979, as the Propulsion Branch Aircraft Engine Maintenance Chief. Among his many decorations and awards, he received a Bronze Star during his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969-1970. He worked for the General Electric Company Aircraft Engine Division, as a GE Aircraft Engine Technical Field Service Representative for 15 years, retiring from GE in August of 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fairfield. He volunteered much of his time for the vital work programs around the parish.

Andy is survived by his wife, Rita Carson Anderson, married for 62 years. Also his children, James Anderson, Jr. (Pat), Brenda Anderson (Randy) and Susan Anderson-Dickenson (John); granddaughter, Serenity Dickenson; sister, Marjorie McMillan (Dan), of McDonough, Ga.; brother-in-Law, William Carson, of Sewickley, Pa. and Joey (Service Dog Poodle).

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed Anderson, mother, Bernice Anderson and brothers, Kenneth, Dallis and Morris Anderson.

Services were held on Monday, April 23 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fairfield. He was laid to rest in Fairmont Memorial Park, 1901 Union Avenue.

Arrangements are under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home: www.bryanbraker.com. 

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997