Jack Anderson (John Harold), 85, of Amarillo died Monday, December 5, 2011
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Paul United Methodist church with the Rev. Perry Hunsaker officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military Rites by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jack Anderson was born April 15, 1926 in Hannibal, Missouri.
Jack graduated from Amarillo High School in 1944. He was honored to serve his country as a US Navy Veteran in World War II. Upon his return he attended Southern Methodist University and met the love of his life, Betty Ruth Floeck. Jack received a degree in accounting at Southern Methodist University. Jack joined Cornell & Co. CPA Firm in 1950, received his CPA Certificate 1960 and became a partner of the firm.
Jack was a charter member of St. Paul Methodist Church and attended St. Paul Friendship Bible class. He was an avid golfer and an avid bridge player. He shot his age many times playing golf, which was quite an accomplishment. Jack was a member of several bridge clubs and senior citizen groups Jack served on the executive board of Amarillo Senior Citizens Association and served on the board of Tascosa Country Club for many years. Jack had been a member of Tascosa Country Club since 1954.
Jack loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching football and following Ryan Palmer in golf tournaments, playing games on the computer, Sudoku and going to lunch and dinner with his family and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife Betty Ruth Anderson. They were married for 60 blissful years.
Survivors include a daughter, Sheryl Anderson and husband Joel Hart of Amarillo; a son, Jackie Anderson and wife Diann of Amarillo; a sister Barbara Killion of Licking, Missouri; a granddaughter, Amberlee Cantrell and husband Brian Cantrell of Cork, Ireland; a grandson, Sean Anderson and wife Rachel of Amarillo; a great-grandson, Wiley Cantrell; a Great-granddaughter, Lennon Cantrell; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends at his home from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday evening and from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Friday morning.
The family suggests memorials be to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109; or a favorite charity.