Earle F. Anderson, Jr., 80, of West Chester, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was the beloved husband of Vadie Irene (nee Trivette) Anderson, sharing 47 years of marriage together.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Earle F. and Lena (nee Warner) Anderson, Sr.
Earle was a 1954 graduate of Springfield High School in Delaware County. He went on to be employed by Hercules, Inc. as a junior technician, retiring with 36.5 years’ service. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Being inactive in retirement did not suit Earle well, so he purchased some rental properties and managed them for several years. After selling these properties, he went on to have his own landscaping company. Earle was a handyman type of person and knew a little bit about everything. He loved to help people and he would do most anything to help someone. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and he was active in the West Caln Sportsmen’s Club, where he enjoyed target shooting. He also took great pride in watching his granddaughter, Tori, play softball. Earle was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and he will be deeply missed.
In addition to his wife, Earle is survived by his daughters, Glenda (Rob) Evans, of Tampa, FL, Lesa (Joe) Jordan, of Johnson City, TN, Nancy (Joe) Anderson-Berkson, of Laguna Niguel, CA, and Tami Clark, of Coatesville; sister, Denise Anderson, of Tennessee; 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Kline; brother, Howard Anderson; sister, Patricia Rosenberger; and a granddaughter, Angela Jacobs.
A viewing will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17, at Faith Community Baptist Church, 1585 Glenside Road, Downingtown, with a viewing at the church from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in East Brandywine Baptist Cemetery, Downingtown.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The American Cancer Society online at https://donate3.cancer.org.