ANDERSON Wylie L. Anderson Jr., 73, of Jacksonville, FL, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Born August 25, 1940 in Augusta, GA, he was predeceased by his father, Wylie L. Anderson, Sr. of Harlem, GA, and his mother, Mary McCullough Anderson of Kingstree, SC. Wylie graduated from The University of Georgia in 1962. After graduation, he served three years in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corps. His professional career spanned more than 40 years in the health insurance industry at Liberty Life Insurance Company in Greenville, SC, and American Heritage Life Insurance Company and Employers Mutual, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL. After retiring, he enjoyed working with The Accounting Partner.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shaaron M. Anderson; a son Merritt (Yvette) Anderson of Lorton, VA; a son Will (Tabitha) Anderson of Midlothian, VA; and six grandchildren, Bradley, Rylie, Parker, Case, Quinn, & Taylor. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Martin, of Dublin, GA; a brother, John Anderson, of Augusta, GA; and several nephews.
Wylie was a faithful member of Deermeadows Baptist Church, and previously of Parkwood Baptist Church, and was very blessed to have many wonderful friends. He was an avid reader, gardener, and enjoyed playing games with family and friends.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday, December 8, from 3:00-5:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Avenue. A service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 9, at Deermeadows Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Riley and The Reverend Bill Carmichael officiating. Interment will be in Augusta, Ga. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boys Farm, P.O. Box 713, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Deermeadows Baptist Church, 9780 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
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Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.