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Willie Leroy Anderson

Jacksonville, N.C.

Posted: February 3, 2013 2:18 p.m.
Updated: February 4, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Willie Leroy Anderson, 84, of Jacksonville died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Anderson retired from the United States Marine Corps after serving 24 years and then went on to work with Civil Service.  He received the Purple Heart, expert Rifleman Medal, and was a Vietnam Veteran, he was also a member of the Chosen Few.  He also worked with the Onslow County Sheriff Department as a dispatcher for about 10 years.  Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his first wife:  Ruth Anderson; sons:   LeRoy Milford, Ricky Anderson.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville with Reverend Jimmy Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Coastal Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery with Military Honors.

He is survived by his wife:  Elna Anderson; sons:  Bill Anderson of Georgetown, SC, Jimmy Anderson of Mt. Gilead, NC, Michael Anderson of Dover, NH; daughters:  Susan Neal of Glen Rose, Tx, Judy France of Jacksonville, NC, Patti Bryan of Sumter, SC; brothers:  Ralph Anderson of Lugoff, SC, Louie Anderson of Aiken, SC; sisters:  Kathleen Young of McBee, SC, Vera Mae Hinson of Rock Hill, SC; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Monday prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers: memorials may be made to the Onslow Home Health and Hospice, 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC  28540.

Condolences may be made at www.johnsonfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

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