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Dec. Clarence (Melvin) Anderson

January 1, 1928 – August 6, 2020

Owens Funeral Svcs; Chapel
104 Green Chimney
Ashland, Va 23005
Friday 4-8pm
August 14, 2020
Abner Baptist Church
Abner Church Rd
Glen Allen, VA. 23059
Saturday 12pm
August 15, 2020

Clarence Melvin Anderson, age 92, passed away peacefully at his home on August 6, 2020. He was born in Short Pump (Henrico, Virginia) to Estes and Ena Taylor Anderson on New Year’s Day 1928.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, he returned home to the family’s sawmill business. A career tractor-trailer driver, he was employed by U-Drive-It, Inc. (for Sears, Roebuck & Co.) and then Safeway, Inc. from which he retired in 1990. In retirement, he volunteered for the Red Cross.

He leaves this world beloved by his family: A faithful wife of 70 years, Shelia Hayden Anderson; children, Carl (Ruby) Anderson, Priscilla (James) Hooker, Cookie Armwood; grandchildren, Kevin (Angela) Anderson, Lafonda (Cameron, CJ) Bobbitt, Ena (JT) Logan and their daughter, Eebie; his oldest sister, Priscilla Davis, and youngest brother, John (Bernice) Anderson; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Anderson, Bertha Nicholas, Vivian Taylor, Audrey (David) Winston. Predeceased by his sister Leatrice Davis and brother Oscar Anderson, he is also survived by his siblings’ daughters, Maria Davis (passed August 7, 2020), Esther Snead, Ruthie Davis, Denise Jones and Saundra Davis, a host of other nieces, nephews—and lots of cousins and friends. Many thanks to Ms. Krystle Bruce, who lovingly provided care to him at home.

Due to social distancing and safety protocols, including limited capacity, live streaming will be available at but feel free to join the family for the interment at Roselawn Memory Gardens, immediately following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Estes and Ena Anderson Scholarship Fund in care of Abner Baptist Church.

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