Weatherford Democrat

February 5, 2014

Gerald Anderson


Weatherford Democrat

— Gerald Anderson, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at a local care facility.

Service is 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at South Main Church of Christ. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Perryton (Ochiltree County) to William Lee and Mary Delia Tarr Anderson.

Mr. Anderson taught school in the Weatherford ISD for 32 years and was a member of South Main Church of Christ.

Gerald moved to Weatherford in 1938. He graduated Weatherford High School in May 1949 and ACC in 1954. He then served in the Army from February 1955 to December 1956, stationed in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Mr. Anderson began teaching at WISD in 1957. He taught Geography, Math then Science – Physical Science and Chemistry. He taught at the old high school on South Alamo Street for 11 years. He also taught at WJHS on Charles Street. From 1970 to 1989 he taught at WHS on South Main Street. He started teaching Drivers Education in 1976 and retired from Driver’s Education May of 2009. Mr. Anderson retired from teaching Oct. 31, 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; sons, Perry Anderson and Paul Latham and wife, Ally; two daughters, Lisa Roark and husband, Jerry, and Diane Elliott and husband, Roger; brother, Gary Anderson and wife, Pat, of Anna; sister-in-law, Becky Anderson, of Weatherford; and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Anderson is preceded in death by a wife, Martha, who died of cancer Sept. 14, 1991; his parents, Mary Tarr Anderson and William Lee Anderson; brothers, Lewis Anderson and Glenn Anderson; and sister, Wilma Anderson Justice and husband, Joe Justice.

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel