James Larry ‘Jimmy’ Anderson

Published 11:02 am Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Mr. James Larry “Jimmy” Anderson, 74, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born Jan. 11, 1945, in Davie County to the late Lucille Anderson Plott.

Survivors: his wife, Jane Waller Anderson of the home; daughter, Lynn (Brian) Wisecarver of Mocksville; son, Eddie (Beth) Anderson of Granite Quarry; grandchildren, Luke (Tiffany) Ray of Lexington, James (Alex) Ray of Mocksville, McKenna Anderson of Granite Quarry and Callie Wisecarver of Mocksville; great-grandchildren, Delaney Managan and Luke Ray Jr. of Lexington, and Marley Foster and Martha Jane Ray of Mocksville; 2 brothers, Rayford (Peggy) Hendrix of Mocksville and Tommy Hendrix of Cooleemee; 2 sisters, Brenda (Harold) Sheek of Advance and Martha (Delbert) Bennett of Mocksville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

He was a 1964 graduate of Davie County High School, where he excelled at football and basketball and scored the first basket in the new gym at the Salisbury Road campus.  In 2016, he was inducted into Davie High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1960-61 men’s basketball team which won the North Piedmont Conference title. He held the record for most points scored in a game for a while. He married Sarah Jane Waller of Woodleaf at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on April 25, 1964. They had recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. He was a member of Holy Cross in Mocksville where he served in many capacities including choir member, former church council president, Boy Scout committee, and former Sunday school teacher. He was retired from K.W. Arthur and Son in Salisbury where he was employed for 33 years as a roofing supervisor. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He and his wife spent their retirement years travelling extensively across the United States. They most recently enjoyed a family cruise to the Bahamas. His favorite place to vacation with his family was the beach where they spent every summer enjoying time together.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2 at Eaton Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Memorials: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.