August 25, 1943 - March 28, 2017
Obituary Richard "Rick" Kenneth Anderson, age 73 of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at his home in Bean Station, TN. He was born in Kingsport, TN and raised in Xenia, OH. He graduated from Xenia High School in 1961. He retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. He served our country for 22 years. He was awarded the following from the U.S. Navy: National Defense Service Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Navy Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medal (2 Bronze Stars); Korean Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal (with device); Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Pin. After his Navy retirement he moved to Rogersville where he worked at the AFG Greenland Plant for 22 years before retiring a second time. His hobby was walleye fishing at Watauga Lake and Cherokee Lake. He also liked working in the yard and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard F. "Dick" Anderson and Nadean S. Anderson; sister Linda Lou Long of Rogersville; step-grandchild Sam Strange IV. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Brenda Anderson; daughters Erika (Mitch) Broug of Japan, Urszula Smith and Chanda Anderson of San Diego, CA; step-daughters Jennie Long of Morristown, Teresa (Jeff) Webb of New Tazewell; step-son Tommy (Malisha) Seals of Sneedville; sister Barbara (Marlin) Shanks of Xenia, OH; 7 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; special nieces Alyson (Nick) Spirko of Rogersville, Suzanne (Jason) Hale of Murfreesboro; brother-in-law Ron Long of Rogersville; special aunt Lillian A. Yount of Johnson City; Uncle Donald W. Smith of Terre Haute, IN; sisters-in-law and brothers in law Wanda and Porter Carroll of Morristown, Faye and Jack Earl of Rogersville. Rick had many wonderful friends. Two of his special fishing buddies are Jack Jones and Johnny "Red" Lane of Rogersville. Visitation will be 12:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Hickory Cove Baptist Church in Rogersville with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tommy Seals officiating. Interment will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Highland Cemetery, Rogersville, TN. Arrangements by Alder Funeral Home Cemetery Details Highland Cemetery 810 E. Main St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 Visitation APR 1. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hickory Cove Baptist Church 1818 TN-70 Rogersville, TN, 37857 Funeral Service APR 1. 2:00 PM Hickory Cove Baptist Church 1818 TN-70 Rogersville, TN, 37857 Graveside Service APR 1. 3:30 PM Highland Cemetery 810 E. Main St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Kenneth Anderson, please visit our floral store.
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