Roy Anderson, 90, of Raytown, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Friday evening, March 17, 2017, at St. Luke’s East Hospital, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
He was born on July 9, 1926, in Wood River, Illinois, the son of Ed Anderson and Cora (Janes) Anderson. On November 15, 1947 he married Marilyn Jackson and she preceded him in death on December 7, 2000.
Roy grew up in Windsor, Mo., joining the United States Navy at the age of 17. He served during World War II, as a Navy Seaman 2nd Class. Mr. Anderson worked for South Western Bell Telephone Company as a switchman and a local office technician in Kansas City, Mo., for 38 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the VFW Post 1829; Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 2; Elks Lodge 2804; American Legion Post 499; and Eagles Lodge 47. He was a member of Raytown Christian Church, Raytown, MO.
Survivors include his best friend, Judy Ward and her daughter Laura Sunday-Kreisel; 2 daughters, Sharon Tally and husband Jon, Lee’s Summit, MO; Beverly Orcutt and husband Mark, Bentonville, AR; 2 grandchildren, Troy Tally and wife Pam, Katy, TX; Ann Trader and husband Joshua, Lee’s Summit, MO.; 3 great-grandchildren, Paige and Madison Tally, both of Katy TX; Mark Trader, Lee’s Summit, MO.; 3 step-grandchildren, Jason Orcutt and wife Robyn, Montera, CA; Jeffrey Orcutt, Siloam Springs, AR; Ashley Orcutt, Grove City, OH; 2 brothers, Ray Anderson and wife Barbara, Virginia Beach, VA; Harold Anderson, Englewood, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 3 brothers, Tom Anderson, Ron Anderson, John Anderson; a sister, Mary Williams, his step-mother, Ruth (Funk) Anderson.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo., with Rev. David Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to VFW Post 1829, in memory of Roy Anderson, 5904 Crystal Ave., Kansas City, MO 64129 in lieu of flowers.