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Charles Roger Anderson, 67

Charles R. Anderson, 67 years, 9 months, and 11 days old, passed to heaven on Sept.24, 2012, at Cox Medical Center South.

Charles was born Dec. 13, 1944 in Washington, Pa., to Floyd and Gladys (Chase) Anderson.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1989 with 30 years of service.  He had recently worked at McDonald’s in Ava.

Charles Anderson and Sandra Curtis were united in marriage on Nov. 16, 1963, in West Alexander, Pa.  To this union four children were born.

Charles enjoyed playing bingo at the VFW and he loved watching NASCAR.  He was a big Dale Earnhardt fan and a fan of the Pittsburg Steelers.  Charles was a devoted family man and enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.

Charles was preceded by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Charles is survived by his wife, Sandra, of the home; his children, Doug Anderson and wife, Charlotte, Ava, Mo., Theresa Tucker and husband, Daniel, Ava, Mo., James Anderson and wife Solange, Dayton, Nev., and Ward (Mike) Anderson, Mtn. Grove, Mo. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brandon Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Sidney Tucker, Amanda Tucker, Shelley Simpson Curtis Bertoldie, Riley Anderson; and three great-grandchildren, Aiden Anderson, Kaylee Robertson, and Emma Anderson

Graveside services will be Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m., at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, with Tom Hawkins officiating. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral