Charles DeWayne Anderson
Funeral for Charles DeWayne Anderson will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in First Baptist Church, Snyder, with the Rev. Les Banks, pastor of First Baptist Church, Indiahoma, officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Snyder, under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home of Snyder.
Charles DeWayne Anderson, 78, Snyder, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at his home with his wife and children by his side. He was born April 26, 1939, in the Pleasant Valley Community southwest of Snyder to Charles Edward and Geraldine Beason Anderson. He was raised in the Pleasant Valley Community, and at the age of 12 was baptized at Boll Weevil Park, on the North Fork of the Red River. He graduated from Snyder High School in 1957.
Charles married Mary A. Burk on Nov. 24, 1960, in Frederick. He went to work for Lone Star Gas in Amarillo, Texas, before moving to Azle, Texas, where he was employed by General Dynamics. They eventually moved back to Oklahoma where he was employed by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Reclamation for many years and eventually by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. as a trucker, where he retired in 2000.
Charles loved the outdoors, hunting, camping and taking family vacations. He enjoyed country music, playing his harmonica and whistling. For over 30 years he raised and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. But the light of his life was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching them play sports and spending countless hours with them. He was a kind and caring husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Charles is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; son, Marlon Anderson and wife Yvonne of Snyder; daughter, Karen Igo and husband Terry of Snyder; four grandchildren: Nicholas Igo of Snyder, Misty Kauk and husband Ryan of Burns Flat, Nathan Igo and wife Saegen of Snyder and Marley Anderson of Snyder; two step-grandchildren: Sonny Miller and wife Melissa of Graham, Texas, Shane Little and wife Kandice of Lawton; and great-grandchildren: Nicole, Hunter and Ayden Igo of Snyder, Casen, Caden and Cruz Kauk of Burns Flat, Cooper and Cash Miller of Graham, Texas and A.J. Little of Lawton; two brothers: Jim Anderson of Altus and Jerry Don Anderson of Snyder; a sister, Barbara Anderson of Pfafftown, N.C.; and two brothers-in-law, Dean Burk and wife Maryann of Mesquite, Texas, and Jimmy Burk of Marlow.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Igo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairlawn Cemetery Association, PO Box 365, Snyder, OK 73566.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at www.beckerfuneral.com.