James Neil Anderson

Published 2:36 pm Monday, March 20, 2017

Mr. James Neil Anderson, 81, of Mocksville, died Sunday, March 19, 2017.

He was born June 21, 1935 to J. Millard and Sarah A. Anderson. He taught English for more than 35 years with the most of them spent at West Forsyth High in Clemmons. He was talented in music and helped start the musical dramas at West Forsyth. He played piano at Center Methodist for more than 40 years, loved singing with the choir at First Methodist in Mocksville and played for numerous weddings and funerals. He never married but touched the lives of countless young people.

Survivors: his sister, Alice Barnette (Mike); niece, Sabrina Conrad (John); nephew, Greg Barnette (Amanda); great-nephews, Luke, David, Bristol, Marshall and Broc; great-nieces, Mattie and Bella; great-great-niece, Scarlett; and numerous cousins.

The celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 23 at Center United Methodist Church, US 64 W., Mocksville with the Rev. John Erwin and Dr. Glenn L. Myers officiating. The body was to be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative CareCenter, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville; Center Methodist Scholarship Fund c/o Linda Owings, 720 Wilkesboro St., Mocksville; First Methodist Choir Fund, 305 N. Main St., Mocksville; or West Forsyth Music/Drama Department, 1735 Lewisville Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, 27012

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.