Ssgt John H. Anderson, 73, of Raleigh, suddenly entered into eternal rest Monday, June 4. He joins his wife, Clarita Ann in glory with the Lord, who predeceased him on Nov. 15, 1986.
He was the proud father of son John Olof, also of Raleigh, and daughter, Mary Rita, of Branson, Mo. He was the even more proud grandfather of Sara Clare, 15, and Ashley, 18. John absolutely adored his granddaughters and loved the two of them more than life itself.
Ssgt Anderson spent his entire adult life in service to others, giving more than three decades each to civilian law enforcement, and to the U.S. Military, proudly serving in all branches of the military except for the Marine Corps. As a law enforcement officer, he happily patrolled the Broad Causeway and Kane Concourse, protecting the residents of Bay Harbor Islands for more than 15 years, as well as the residents of Dade County (FL), Oakland Park and Miami Shores.
In the U.S. military, Ssgt. Anderson served as a recruiter, port security officer, intelligence officer, security police officer with the 31st SPS at Homestead AFB (FL), and flight crew member with the 79th AEWCS, also out of Homestead AFB.
He will be sorely missed by his son, daughter, and his two adoring granddaughters, who all loved him more than words can describe. We will miss you always dad, and "pop pops", but know that you will be in our hearts forever.
The funeral mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday June 8, 2012, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh NC. Inurnment with Military Honors in the church columbarium. A Reception will follow at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC.
Arrangements being handled by Mitchell's Funeral Home of Raleigh. 919-783-7128