Mack Vernon Anderson, Jr.

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Mack Vernon Anderson, Jr. of China Spring passed peacefully at home on April 3, 2024.

Rosary Followed by Visitation: 6pm to 8pm Thursday, April 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, TX

Mass of Christian Burial: 11am Friday, April 12, St. Louis Catholic Church, 2001 N 25th St, Waco, TX

Interment: Fatima Cemetery, Abbott, TX

Mack was born on October 31, 1951, in Spokane, Washington, to Mack and Loretta (Baenan) Anderson. Mack’s mother passed away in 1957 and he was lovingly raised by step-mother, Betty Anderson.
Because his dad was in the Air Force, Mack spent his youth in many places. He fondly remembered living in Phalsburg, France, and Tampa, Florida. When his dad retired from the military in 1966, the family moved to Bellmead, Texas, where he attended La Vega High School and graduated in 1970.

On January 8, 1972, he married the love of his life, Mary Ann Olsovsky, in Abbott, Texas. They were blessed to celebrate 52 years of marriage this year. Soon after graduation, Mack began working for Jake and Simone Bauer who he greatly respected at H&B Packing. He worked there for about 35 years until his early retirement. Then in 2008 he had the opportunity to begin working in the service department at Chevrolet of West, in West, Texas. He began as a service writer, eventually becoming Service Manager and then Fixed Operations Director. He retired in November of 2019. Mack was very grateful to the various owners of the dealership for the opportunity to work in the vehicle service department.
Mack was a loving husband, father, Pops, brother, uncle and friend. He is remembered for his sense of humor and ability to make others laugh. You could always find Pops at his happiest cooking outdoors surrounded by his family. He also had many happy memories at steak cook-offs or cooking for the shop. But most of all, he loved everything that had to do with his 4 grandkids.

He was preceded in death by parents, Mack and Loretta Anderson; step-mother, Betty (Boykin) Anderson; and sister, Claudine Noel Anderson. Mack is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; sons, Mark Anderson and wife Monica and Matt Anderson and wife Kourtney; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Maxwell, Eli, and Luke all of Waco, Tx. He is also survived by his sisters, Patsy Hargrove and husband Roy of Blum, Pam Wilson of Chalk Bluff, Bethea Dove of Chalk Bluff, and Paulette Anderson of Waco; brothers, Raymond Anderson and wife Deborah of Lorena, Paul Anderson and wife Marilyn of Anna, and Brian Anderson of Waco and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mack’s family is very thankful to Evangelina Hernandez of Caring Senior Service for her steadfast love and dedicated care of Mack during his illness. We are forever grateful to her. The family also wishes to thank Chelle, Crystal, Jenny, and Morgan who cared for him through Community Healthcare of Texas.

The family wishes to also thank his many relatives and friends that have remained constant in their love and respect for him and Mary Ann through prayers, cards, texts, phone calls, food, helping with tasks around the house, and visits throughout this difficult journey.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Teresa Compton.

    So sorry for y’all’s loss. Prayer’s are with you at this difficult time. May God bless and be with you.

  2. Sympathy and prayers to the family.
    He was a very kind happy person
    Always smiling.

  3. Michelle Dominguez

    Mrs. Anderson,
    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. It was always a pleasure getting to visit with Mack in the office. He will be dearly missed.

  4. Larry and Sherry

    Mack you will be missed in our neighborhood. It has been a great pleasure to be neighbors to you and Mary Ann for the last 25 plus years. Rest In Peace my Friend! Prayers for your family and friends. We will be here for Mary Ann.

  5. I am so sorry. I miss having my older brother. There are so many things I meant to ask his advice on. Don’t put off for tomorrow, take care of while you can.

    Mary Ann, I am here for you. Anything you need I am here.

  6. Mary Ann,
    I’m sending my prayers for you and the family.
    Hoping you feel the love and peace of Jesus .
    Love, Marie Melton

  7. Paulette Anderson

    I’m so sorry for your loss, prayers for family. Mack was a great husband, father and brother. He will be missed but will be remembered

  8. George Vasquez

    Paul, Mark, Matt. So sorry for your lost. Praying for your family.

  9. I am sorry Matt & Mark! I love you guys ❤️hugs and prayers

  10. Sharon and Dan Hetherington

    Mary Ann, Matt and Mark,
    We are saddened to hear of your loss. We will hold you in our prayers as you walk through this difficult time. Our condolences to all your family. Dan and Sharon Hetherington

  11. Evangelina Hernandez

    My deepest condolences to Mrs. Mary Ann Anderson for the loss of her husband Mack (papa), also to her sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, I give you a big hug, thank you for allowing me to have the honor of being able to give the attention that he deserved, a big hug to each one. of you 🙏🕊️

  12. I am so sorry to hear about Mack. Mark, Matt and Paul, may the Lord’s blessing be shown to you and your families as you mourn your loss.

  13. Mary Ann, Matt, and Mark-So sorry for your loss! He will be missed by all! He raised two great sons!

  14. Larry and I have been blessed to live next door to Mack and Mary Ann for many years and they are really the nicest people you could ever meet. Mack would come over with a handful of ribs he cooked or fried porkchops and deserts MaryAnn cook and it was always so good! Mac was a car guy like Larry and they visited about cars a lot. Mac would drive something home from the dealership and park it in our driveway to checkout, it was great. We will miss Mack. May peace be with Mary Ann and the family during this time of loss

  15. Renee Olvera Painter

    Mrs. Anderson and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss Mr. Mack Anderson. Prayers of comfort to you all.

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