Tommy Carlton Anderson

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Tommy Carlton Anderson was born December 29, 1934 in Lacy Lakeview, the first child of Clyde and Pearl (Wortham) Anderson.

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel
Visitation: 30 minutes prior to the service with Interment to follow at Waco Memorial Park.

Tommy lived in Lacy Lakeview from 1934 to 1979. Later, he and his wife JoAnn moved to the Anderson Farm in Elm Mott.

Tommy went to Lakeview School and Connally High School and graduated in 1954. He then went to work for his father-in-law distributing gas for Sinclair Oil Company. Over the years, Tommy also worked for and retired after 46 years at Lone Star Gas Company. Then Tommy started his full time on the farm tending to cattle and crops.

In July of 1955 Tommy married his High School sweet heart JoAnn Hurst and had just celebrated 68 years of marriage. Tommy and JoAnn were blessed with two children, Clifford, and Clinton.

Tommy was very active in Connally High School athletics, whether it was supporting his kids, grandkids, or great grand kids. He devoted many hours to drinking coffee and shooting the bull with his friends down at Quick Pack and Dee’s. He was known for his bright and colorful stories and bold personality.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde, and Pearl Anderson; father and mother-in-law, L.B. and Rozina Hurst; brother Scotty Anderson; and brothers-in-law; Bill Dameron and Llyod Hurst.

Tommy is survived by wife, JoAnn (Hurst) Anderson; Sons, Clifford Anderson and wife Theresa, and Clinton Anderson and wife Tina; grandchildren, Shane Anderson and wife Karla, Jeff Anderson and wife Colby, Cody Anderson and wife Shelly, Jennifer (Anderson) Parsons and husband Stuart, and Tyler Anderson; great grandchildren, Bryson, Jaxon, Jax, Evie, Jake, Parker, Remi, and Jeorgia; siblings, Jerry Anderson and wife Barbara, Dolly (Dameron) Scott and husband Jim; sisters-in-law, Roberta Anderson, Cindy (Hurst) Snokhous and her husband George; and many nieces and nephews.

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  1. My prayers and condolences to Mrs. Anderson, Clifford, and Clinton. I grew up next door to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson. Clifford and I were always either at his house or my house and we had some real fun times. Tommy would always make sure we stayed out of trouble the best we could. Tommy would always take a few minutes to join into whatever game we might had been playing. He was always a stern role model but he was also a kind and gentle person. His humor and laughter will definitely be missed. Rest easy Tommy.

    Ronnie Price

  2. Tommy and Donna Pierson

    So very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  3. Steve and Sandie Hanks

    Sincere condolences to the Anderson family for your loss. I remember, many a time, going into the Quick Pak store and finding Mr. Anderson and his buddies drinking coffee and holding court. He always said hi, called me over and proceeded to give me a good ribbing. I always left with a smile. He was a good man and will be sorely missed. RIP Mr. Anderson

  4. Ray & Cindy Praesel

    Our condolences to the Anderson family from the Praesel family. I have fond memories of Tommy on Sunday mornings being an usher at Lakeview Methodist and having chats with him about football games we had played on Friday night. Who can ever forget his booming voice from the top row of Cadet Field , cheering us on and always giving the refs a hard time! God Bless!

  5. Randy & Denise Ragsdale

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family during this difficult time. May our Lord wrap his arms around you and provide comfort only he can. Hold tight to your wonder memories and let them bring a smile to your face.

  6. Sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers for you and your families.

  7. What a wonderful man! We loved Uncle Tommy, he treated us like family. Daddy considered him as his brother. I always knew where I could find them. My deepest condolences to the family and his many friends. Rest in Peace,
    Vicki Spencer

  8. Sending our prayers to all the family. May God comfort each of you . We know he will be missed by all who knew him. Send or deepest sympathy,
    Ray & Rose Parma

  9. William and Cody busch

    I am sorry for y’all’s loss. I pray for as quick as possible healing for the family. My son knew Clifford and Theresa and Shane and they took to him as if he was one of their own. God bless everyone touched by this.

  10. Dear Mrs. Anderson and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss, you and all your family are all in thoughts and prayers. We all hope and pray you are provided with peace and comfort now and in days ahead remembering all the special memories/times you all shared together. Mr. Anderson will be missed by so many.

    God Bless,
    Don Jones
    Ronnie and Debbie Jones

  11. So sorry for your loss mrs.Anderson! My condolences are with your family during this time of great loss and sorrow. Lifting up prayers for comforts and peace. I didn’t know Tommy long, but during my time working for the water department in elmmott, I got to know him some.. we would visit at dees. May the lord keep you close at this time and in the days to come. Didn’t know till now, in the 80s I was mr. Damerons orkin man when he lived at Harris creek. God bless you and yours, Dwight mullins

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