Mr. Anderson was married for 62 years to the former Mary Pauline Stratton of Madisonville, Tennessee. He is also survived by two daughters, Linda Gill and husband Jim, Barbara Simmons and husband Cliff both of High Point; one sister, Joan Welch and husband, David of Slidell, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Katherine G. Moore of Asheville, Ed Gill of Greenville, Elizabeth S. Duckworth of Charlotte and Robert Slate of High Point; and three great grandchildren.
Leroy Frank Anderson, age 87, of Gastonia, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. Mr. Anderson was born in Monroe County, Tennessee on July 18, 1923. He was the son of the late Clarence and Reba Dunlap Anderson. Mr. Anderson attended Tellico Plains High School and the University of Tennessee at Athens. He was an avid sportsman.
Mr. Anderson was a veteran of the U. S. Navy during WWII having served during the invasions of France and Italy. After retiring from 30 years with Public Service Gas Company of North Carolina in the Measurement and Engineering Department, he founded and was president of Municipal Measurement Resources. His volunteer services included Gaston County Guardian Ad Litem, Boy Scouts of America, Durham, NC Optimist Club, president. He was of the Catholic faith.
Graveside services will be 3:00 P. M. Saturday at Eleazar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Tennessee with military honors.
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Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Anderson family