Billy Joe Anderson, 89, died peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Jean Waddle Care Center, in Somerset. Bill Anderson was born September 21, 1928 in Oakdale, TN to the late Vivian Medlock and Ray Anderson. He was a 1946 graduate of Somerset High School and served his country in the United States Army in Korea. From 1951 to 1952, he achieved the rank of Corporal and served as a medic in a mobile medical unit. While serving in the Korean War, he earned the Korean Service Medal and a United Nations Service Medal. He had a loving spirit and a gift for taking care of those he loved.
He was married to the late Shirley Harper Anderson, who preceded him in death on September 11, 2016, after enjoying over 50 years of life together. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, where he worked in the sound booth for many years. He was retired from Cumberland Appliance where he worked as a service technician for over 35 years.
Bill is survived by daughters, Willene Jones, Glenda Murden (Karl), Maumee, OH; sons, Monroe Carroll, Joe Carroll (Brigette), Somerset, KY; sister, Frances Tilford (Lou), Corydon, IN, brother, John B. Anderson (Theresa), Rockwood, IN and sister, Jean Johnson (Larry), Ball Ground, GA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to Bill's parents and wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Betty Talentino, James Roy Anderson and Gordon D. Anderson.
Visitation for Bill Anderson will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Somerset. A Celebration of Life honoring Bill Anderson will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Somerset with Dr. French Harmon officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, KY. Military Honors will be performed by American Legion Post #38.
Pallbearers will be Andy Buteyn, Trenton Jones, Brad Carroll, Blake Carroll, Clay Carroll and Brian Carroll and Tim Bridges.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.
You may offer condolences and sign the online register book at somersetundertaking.com.
Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on May 12, 2018