USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Frank O. Anderson, Jr., F1c
Frank O. Anderson, Jr., 80, of Waynesville, NC., left his earthly body on Sept. 11th, 2001, after a lengthy illness. He died at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was the son of the late Frank O. Anderson Sr., and Agnes Heising Anderson. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Frank Anderson, who died Sept. 10, 1995, and two brothers, Carl Raymond and R. Royden Anderson.
He served his country during World War II, aboard the naval heavy cruiser, USS Salt Lake City, fighting in the battle of the Komandorski's in the Aleutian Islands, the longest battle in naval history. He then served aboard the USS Yamall and was in Tokyo Bay to witness the signing of the peace treaty.
Frank was a building contractor in West Palm Beach, Fla. He continued his trade after moving to Canton in 1981. He was semi-retired and continued his love of growing landscaping plants. Wherever he moved, from Pennsylvania, Michigan or Florida, he had to grow something, even in Canton where he started Frank Anderson Nursery. His other hobby was restoring antique gasoline engines.
He was a blood donor, having giving 16 gallons.
Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Elaine Caldwell Anderson; two daughters, Karin Cagle and husband John, Janice Welch and husband Joseph, daughter-in-law, Michele Anderson, two grandsons, Christopher Anderson & Justin Welch; an uncle and aunt, Royden & Natalie Helsing of AZ.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a former member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. A celebration of Frank's life was held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to either the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice.
SLC Deck Logs Nov. 1942