He was born in Atlanta to the late Melvin W. Anderson Sr. and Lucille Reynolds Anderson of Rockmart.
In his early career Mr. Anderson was the managing owner of Empire Trucking Company in Atlanta. After moving to Molena in 1960, he owned and managed real estate.
Mr. Anderson was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Molena, where he served as Sunday School superintendent, Deacon Emeritus, and was an active member of the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class.
Mr. Anderson enjoyed golfing and was an avid Georgia football fan.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Bettye Robertson of Atlanta and Jimmie McCoy of Cedartown.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Elsie Lawrence Anderson; son, John Gregg Anderson of Molena; daughter and son-in-law: Lisa and Jesse Anthony of Williamson; sister: Bobbie Dawson of Molena; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Mac and Lynn McCoy of Cedartown; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Sept. 22 at Mt. Olive at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund, 1177 GA 109, Molena, GA 30258.
Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville and Moody Funeral Home in Zebulon were in charge of arrangements.