Bobby Anderson


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October 6th, 1937 - May 3rd, 2019

From: Alton, MO
Visitation: 6:00-8:00 pm Monday
May 6, 2019
Clary Funeral Home
Alton, MO
Funeral: 11:00 am Tuesday
May 7, 2019
Clary Funeral Home
Alton, MO
Burial: Smith Cemetery
Alton, MO

Bobby Charles Anderson age 81 of Alton, MO departed this life on May 3rd, 2019.

Bob, also known as Sonny, was born October 6, 1937 in Pine, Missouri, a son of the late Joe and Pearl Anderson.

On May 26, 1956 Bob was united in marriage to Norma Jean “Jeanie” Combs. They celebrated 52 years together before her passing in 2008.

Bob is survived by one daughter, Gail Blair and husband Gary of Courtois , MO, one granddaughter Misty Dawn Courtouise and husband Aaron of Belleview, MO, one step-grandson, Shawn Blair and wife Amy of Ward, AR, one sister, Bonnie Sue Wood and husband Ron of Chatham IL, one brother-in-law Keith Combs and wife Shirley of Alton, MO and numerous other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, and his wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, David Alan Anderson, and two sisters, Patsy Chapman and Wanda Jo “Joey” Riggs.

Bob was best known for his days as a logger and sawmill owner and then he joined Jeanie in the running of the Alton Florist until they sold it in 2010. His interests included hunting, fishing and gardening in his younger years and after the purchase of the Alton Florist, he loved delivering flowers for Jeanie and assisting in he shop. He was also a lifelong racing fan and very seldom ever missed a Nascar race.

Services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in the Clary Funeral Home in Alton MO, with the Brother Keith Combs officiating, with interment following in Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, May 6th, 2019.




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Condolences Received:

Donnie & Glenda Cooley
04 May 2019, 10:06
What a nice man Bobby was.I always enjoyed talking to him wether it be while he was sitting in his truck at the grocery store or he was at the Burger Palace, or even outside his house when dog and I would walk by and he would go inside to get me a bottle of nice cold water to take with me.He always had a wave when we met!
Peggy Gray
04 May 2019, 11:58
Bobby was such a nice person. Always had a "hello" and "how are you" each time I saw him. So sad to loose someone in the community that we love but so nice to have good memories of him.
Randy and Bobbi Jo Simmons
04 May 2019, 19:43
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I will always remember Sonny for his warm smile and kind heart.
Leroy & Brenda Blankenship
05 May 2019, 04:05
Bobby, was a wonderful friend to many people. He will be missed by many. So sorry to hear of his passing. Our prayers 🙏🙏for family and friends
Mary Gray
05 May 2019, 18:21
Bob was a wonderful neighbor. I will never forget his kindness when my husband passed.
Sheila Brown
06 May 2019, 06:48
Gail and Misty I'm so sorry for your loss and pray for your comfort and peace. Bob, like Jeanie, will be missed greatly.
Larry Rowe
06 May 2019, 08:01
Bob was a good guy. He always seemed like he enjoyed every day and you could always count on him to recognize you in passing and throw up and hand. The years go by way too fast.
Kristi Johnson
07 May 2019, 09:39
I have lots of great memories of time spent with your family as we grew up. I am thinking of you and sending love as you deal with the difficult loss of your dad 💙