JASPER ANDERSON, of Pleasantville, formerly of NEPTUNE
The Asbury Park Press,
January 6, 2008
JASPER ANDERSON, of Pleasantville, formerly of NEPTUNE, died Friday, Jan.
4, at home. Born Jan. 13, 1943 in Atlanta, Ga., he was the only child
of the late Iwillar Suggs Anderson and Eugene J. Anderson Sr.
He was a 1959 graduate of Samuel Archer High School, Atlanta, Ga. and
attended Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. Additionally, Eugene received
special training at the Ocean County Police Academy, Lakewood, and the
State Police Academy, Sea Girt. Eugene moved to Asbury Park in 1964 and
later moved to Neptune. After retiring, he briefly returned to Atlanta,
Ga., but returned to New Jersey and settled in Pleasantville, which is
where he was residing when he passed.
From 1959 to 1961, Eugene played professional minor league baseball with
the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis, Mo. After that, he became a member
of the Harlem Satellites where he traveled extensively over the United
States and Canada.
In 1966, Eugene began his professional career as a correctional officer
with the Jamesburg Correctional Facility, Jamesburg. In 1968, he started
an illustrious career with the Asbury Park Police Department. He served
in a number of positions within the department and retired in 1993 after
25 years. Eugene's special interest were all types of sports, photography,
and the collecting of sports memorabilia.
He leaves to cherish
his memory, a daughter, Annette Smith of Douglasville, Ga.; two grandsons,
Travis Keshinro of Douglasville, Ga., and Anthony Smith Jr. of Marietta,
Ga.; a great-granddaughter, Ajai Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of
other cousins and friends.
be from 5 p.m. Wednesday until the funeral service at 7 p.m. at Martin
Luther King Presbyterian Church, Neptune. Cremation will be private.