Leslie V. "Andy" Anderson, 82, of Slater, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Big Bend Retreat Nursing Home in Slater.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at Slater Presbyterian Church. Rev. Pam Sebastian will officiate. Connie Clements, organist, will accompany Becky Poitras as she sings "Just A Closer Walk With Thee," "Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Garden." Burial with military honors will be held in Slater City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Myers, Christopher Leimkuehler, Sean Anderson, Erik Anderson, Bryan Anderson, Craig Anderson and Chris Poitras. Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Myers, Becky Poitras and Jacqueline Anderson. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Memorials are suggested to Slater Presbyterian or Big Bend Retreat Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Slater, he was the son of the late Axel George Anderson and Catherine Annette Johnson Anderson. He married Margaret Molloy Busker, who survives. He was a member of Slater Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of American Legion Post 78 in Slater. He retired from Kansas City Fire Department with the rank of captain after 25 years of service. Following his retirement, he returned to Slater and worked at Kellwood Plant in Glasgow and BHA in Slater before moving to Belton. He returned to Slater in 2006.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Mark Anderson and his wife, Kim, of Liberty and Jack Anderson and his wife, Cheryl, of Slater; two daughters, Karen Anderson of Grandview and Julie Myers and her husband, Mike, of Lee's Summit; six grandsons, Christopher Leimkuehler of Gilliam, Sean, Erik and Bryan Anderson of Liberty, Craig Anderson of Slater and Clay Myers of Lee's Summit; two granddaughters, Becky Poitras and her husband, Chris, of Liberty and Jacqueline Anderson of Slater; one great-grandson, Cooper Poitras of Liberty; one brother, Ralph Anderson of Belton; two sisters, Irene McCorkle of Salisbury, Md., and Kathleen Cochran of Raytown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Eugene Anderson and George Anderson; one sister, Dorothy Anderson; one grandson, Cam Myers; and one great-grandson, Joseph Anderson.
Additional information provided per family recompense.