Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for Francis J. “Sam” Anderson.
Mr. Anderson, 92, died May 5 at Jerseyville Manor.
He was born December 15, 1926 in Kincaid, the son of the late Thomas J. and Gertrude (McClory) Anderson. He married the former Juanita Collings in 1950; she died in 1994. He later married Deloris Elizabeth “Liz” (Wente) Barber in 1995; she died in 2013.
He grew up in Trowbridge, Shelby County, Illinois and was a 1945 graduate of Neoga High School. He then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy and was proud of his service as a World War II veteran. He began his working career as a salesman for various meat packing companies in 1948, where he worked for 10 years.
He and his family moved to Carrollton, where he owned and operated Carrollton Foods from 1963 to 1967. He went on to become and insurance agent with Country Companies in Morgan and Greene Counties. The family moved to Jerseyville in 1974 when he became the Agency Manager for Jersey County. He retired in 1989 after 25 years with the company.
He was a loyal and supportive member of his community and was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, the Jerseyville American Legion Post #492, the Knights of Columbus and the Jerseyville Ambassadors. He was also a member of Westlake Country Club.
Survivors include three sons and a daughter; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church; burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery with the Jerseyville American Legion Post #492 providing graveside military rites.
Memorials may be made to the Jersey County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.