Bobby Joe Anderson

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Bobby J. Anderson, 79, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at his home in Waco.

Viewing: 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22, at Lake Shore Funeral Home (Masks and social distancing required)

Graveside Service: 12:00 noon Monday, November 23, at Waco Memorial Park

Bobby was born August 29, 1941 in Waco to Walter Anderson Sr. and Lucille Horne Anderson. He was a graduate of G.W. Carver High School. He attended Paul Quinn College and TSTI. Bobby retired after 33 years of dedicated service at Owen-Illinois Glass Plant in Waco as a Machine Repairman.

He was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church where he served many years as an Usher.

He married, Jeanie R. (McGruder) Anderson, and to this Union, two children were born, Valencia and Kent. He later married Brenda Joyce (Jones) Anderson, where two more children, Greg and Nichole were added to this Union.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Walter Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Brenda Anderson; children, Valencia Ward Larkin, Kent (Wanda) Anderson, Greg Brooks, Nichole Brooks; his siblings, Erma Sterling, Pearl McKnight, Billy (Laura) Anderson and Kennith (Roslyn) Anderson; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Bobby is also survived by granddaughters, Shawneebria Anderson, Deiondra McKinley and Reign Ward; great-granddaughter, Taurian Anderson; and great-great-granddaughter, Aaleyah Anderson Ortiz.

Bobby never met a stranger, always had a smile, loved his family, and was extremely proud of all his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Nathaniel Ward, Von’dre and Ja’juan Anderson, Jaden, Jordan, and Jaylen Cuffee and Princeton Payton; and longtime friend; Kenneth Greene.


Place of Service: Waco Memorial Park , 6623 S. IH-35; Robinson, TX 76706

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Condolence Messages

  1. Brenda,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Brenda,
    I have no words…just know you and your sorrow are in my heart.

  3. Brenda,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. Joy Carver Kacal

    I loved Mr. Bobby. He & I used to have such good conversations when he was custodian in the LVISD Technology department. Such a kind and wonderful man
    Joy Carver Kacal

  5. Brenda “Joyce”,
    I will always remember Bobby as a wonderful person who always had a smile every time I saw him. I’m praying your strength in the Lord and sending my love and condolences to you and the entire family.

  6. Brenda,
    I was sadden to hear of Bobby’s passing and am praying for your comfort and strength during this time. Gone from this world but in the presence of the Lord. This is our sweetest hope and comfort. Love, Sinai

  7. Rhonda Scott Anderson

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Anderson. Praying that the Lord will comfort you all during this difficult time. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
    Love you all,
    Rhonda and family

  8. Rev. Allen and Mrs. Frankie M. Lewis

    Our Sincere condolences and prayers to the family of Bobby J. Anderson. Bobby was a long time friend of ours and next door neighbor back in the seventies. I hope that the family will remember him with joy and know that he is resting easy.

    May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  9. Theresa Burkhalter

    My dear Sister,
    When you and I met over 30 years ago, I didn’t envision not only the two of us becoming sisters but our husbands became brothers. Billy and Bobby shared a special connection and it was really funny to look up and see them walking a half block behind us—the speed walkers.
    The four of us enjoyed our travels, our dinners and just together time. Billy left us 21 years ago and now Bobby has joined his friend. Sis, you will get through this. One day at a time. I loved Bobby. He was my brother. He will be missed.

  10. Brenda,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Bobby. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love, Nancy

  11. Dear Brenda
    I am thinking of you and praying for comfort and pease
    Margie Young

  12. Brenda,
    One day Bobby visited you in your office (across the hall from mine) and I had the good fortune to meet him. I’ve always remembered that moment because he was such a kind and thoughtful man. I’m saddened at his loss and my prayers are for you and your family to be comforted by the Lord.
    Darlene Youts

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