The Obit For James Anderson

James Robert Anderson, 82

Published in the Ledger on February 2, 2011

LAKELAND - James Robert Anderson, age 82, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend passed away Monday (01/31/2011) morning at Lakeland Regional Hospital surrounded by family. He died of a brain hemhorrage that was caused by a fall early that morning.

He was born in Marietta, OK and grew up on the family farm with his parents and older brother. In 1949 he became a minor league pitcher and played for the Lawton Giants. Upon the end of his baseball career he began working for Union Labor Life Insurance Company. During his 23 years there he lived and traveled all over the country.

After his retirement he became a watchmaker, continuing to do this in his spare time repairing watches for friends and family. He was an active member of the local Loyal Order of the Moose, American Legion, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and BPO Elks.

After James move to Lakeland, FL in 1992, he met his wife Thelma. They where married on 11 Jan 1997.

He is also survived by is 3 daughters Jacqueline, Aurora, Kathleen, son Jim, 5 granddaughters, and 16 great grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be Feb 5th, at 1:00, at the Moose Lodge 2295 on S Florida Ave.