WILMINGTON — Clyde “Andy” Anders, 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.
Clyde was born March 28, 1925, the only son of the late Irene King Anders (Lewis) and the late Clyde Anders.
In 1996, Clyde was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Ruby Lee Ashe Anders. Clyde was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Rachel Anders Ray and Lucy Elizabeth Anders Baldwin Patterson.
Clyde is survived by his son, Ronnie Clyde Anders, and his wife, Victoria “Vicky” Anne Anders, and their two children, Christopher Michael Anders and Jennifer Marie Anders of South Prince George, Virginia. He is also survived by many adoring nephews, nieces and their families.
Clyde and his sisters grew up in the Masonboro Sound Area of Wilmington, where he was a member of Masonboro Baptist Church for many years.
At an early age, Clyde joined the U.S. Army. Soon afterward, he met and married his wife Ruby. During his 22 years of U.S. Army service, he and his wife and son were stationed in Germany and other areas serving their country. Clyde was also a Korean War veteran.
Clyde retired in 1967, having served faithfully and honorably in the U.S. Army for over two decades. He then began a career with the civil service in Hopewell, Virginia, until the early 1980s.
Retiring to his home town of Wilmington, he settled in the Lake Forest community, where he was an active member of the Lake Forest Baptist Church and participated in all church activities and served as a deacon. Clyde always shared wonderful blessings before meals when with family and friends.
Graveside services under the big oak trees, where he once played as a young child, will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery. Clyde will be laid to rest beside his wife Ruby. The pastor of Lake Forest Baptist Church, the Rev. Burt Vezina, will officiate.
To honor his memory and the memory of his Beloved dog “Seal,” donations may be made to New Hanover Humane Society, 2405 N. 23rd St., Wilmington, NC 28405; or Lake Forest Baptist Church, 1626 Lake Branch Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.
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