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Donald Edwin Anderson, 85, of Spruce Pine passed away Monday August 2, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Barry, IL on August 22, 1924 to the late Dr. Harry D. and Eva Anderson. He is survived by his beloved wife Georgeanna, his sons Randall Anderson of Lawrenceville and Charles Winters of Gastonia, NC daughters; Sandra Berry of Gastonia, NC, Jan Robbins of Hickory, NC and Tanya Barnes of Kings Mountain, NC, eleven Grandchildren and five Great Grandchildren.
Mr. Anderson spent most of his working career in the textile industry. He was in management positions with Hanes Corporation, J.P. Stevens, and retired as Vice President of Purchasing for American and Efrid Mills Division of Ruddick Corporation. After his retirement from A&E, he set up the D.E. Anderson Consulting Services Company and served as President until 1992.
Mr. Anderson played tennis and basketball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of Carolina’s 1946 NCAA Runner Up Basketball Team. He was an avid tennis player and played in over three hundred tennis tournaments with his doubles partner Mr. Frank Love. They were ranked as high as 1 in the South and 12 in the Nation.
A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Anderson will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday August 5, 2010 in the Central Baptist Church of Spruce Pine with the Rev. Randy Bonner officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Mitchell County or to the Mitchell County Humane Society.
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