Created on Saturday, 21 December 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
John Wesley Anderson, 89, of Washington Court House and formerly of Russells Point, joined the Lord’s Orchestra at 10:58 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Prestige Assisted Living Home, Loudon, Tenn.
He was born March 25, 1924, in Fayette County, Ohio, to the late William H. Anderson and Gladys Minshall. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Waterhouse.
Survivors include his wife, Angeline F. Anderson; a daughter, Sharon (Charles) DeLoach; three grandsons, Alexander Maxwell DeLoach, Nicholas Anderson DeLoach and Charles Benjamin DeLoach of Tennesee; and a sister, Joan Anderson of Washington Court House.
Mr. Anderson was in the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th division, and fought in France during the Battle of the Bulge, where he received a number of military honors, including a Purple Heart Medal.
He played in the Frank Neville Junior Orchestra in Sidney for many years and actively played in swing band events until the age of 82. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians for 59 years.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House and the Lewistown-Trinity United Methodist Church in Lewistown.
A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at Prestige Assisted Living Home. Friends may contact the family at 712 Rio Drive, Friendsville, TN 37737.