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William Richard "Dick" Anders

February 7, 1938 - March 17, 2020

William R. “Dick” Anders, 82, of Flat Rock, NC died after a brief illness early Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020 at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC.

Mr. Anders was born in Henderson County on Monday, February 7, 1938 to the late George Dewey and Lila Mae Bishop Anders. He was part owner and operator of Anders’ Brothers Logging Company and was a faithful and lifelong member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where he was a deacon for many years. In his free time, he enjoyed rebuilding small engines, restoring tractors and especially fishing.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Freddie Anders; and his sister, Sally Gilliam.

It was 62 years ago when Dick married the love of his life, Joyce Williams Anders, who survives him. He is also survived by his daughter Pam Justus (Wayne) of Hendersonville, NC; and son, Michael Anders (Geraldine) of Flat Rock, NC; granddaughters and apples of his eye, Emily and Alexandra Justus; sister Barbara Beddingfield (Louie); brothers Norman (Cora Belle) and Billy (Karla) Anders. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Vera Anders; brother-in-law Gene Gilliam; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to Dr. Alan Johnson, MD and Dr. William Wharton, MD; the nurses and staff at the Owen Heart Center and especially the CVRU unit; Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue members along with the Henderson County EMS staff for their wonderful and loving care of Dick.

The family will receive friends beginning at one o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Zion Hill Baptist Church with funeral services following at two o’clock in the church. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 5890 Greenville Hwy, Zirconia, NC 28790.

Dick will be forever missed by his loving and devoted family and many close friends.

Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Hendersonville.

Online condolences may be offered at forestlawnhendersonville.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Location:

Zion Hill Baptist Church

25 South
Zirconia, NC 28790


Service Information

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Zion Hill Baptist Church

25 South
Zirconia, NC 28790


Cemetery Information

Location:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park


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