Robert E. “Bob” Anderson, 82, of Galveston, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008, at UTMB Hospital.
Bob’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Monday, June 9th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 10th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Brackman officiating.
Bob was born in Sealy, Texas, to Roy and Bettymae Anderson on August 18, 1925, and moved to Galveston in 1928. Bob graduated from Ball High School and served his country in the Navy during World War II as a radioman on patrol bombers. He served in the Naval Reserves for four years during the Korean Conflict. Bob held an air pilot license and an airplane mechanic license. He retired as a leadman electrician from Union Carbide on December 31, 1987 after 37 years of employment. Bob was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Galveston. He loved to play 42 with his friends at the bait camp, and he also enjoyed fishing, golf, football, baseball, and relaxing at B’Jiggers, where he was its first customer.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Natalie “Mitzie” Heinsohn; granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Park and Jordan Monroe; first wife of 25 years, Anna LaRue Anderson; and second wife of 35 years, Doris Anderson.
Bob is survived by his son, Robert Anderson, Jr. of Austin, TX; daughter, Barbara Townsend, of Texas City, TX; stepsons: Richard Monroe and Randy Monroe; stepdaughters, Jeanette Flick and Nada Trout; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Burleson County Relay for Life, The Lyons UCC Team in support of Dana Parks.