Earl C. Anderson


December 15, 1919 - May 20, 2013

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Services for Earl C. Anderson, 93, of Brownsboro will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Weems officiating. Masonic graveside rites will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery.
Born on December 15, 1919 in Brownsboro to the late G. Pat and Myrtle Fleming Anderson, he passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 in Tyler.
He served in the infantry, 103rd Division, during World War II and received a Bronze Star. Earl retired from The United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant and from Civil Service at Lackland AFB. He was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and has been a Master Mason since 1951. Earl was Past Master and lifetime endowed member of both the Harlandale and Brownsboro Masonic lodges and a Scottish Rite endowed member and a member of the Scottish Rite club of Henderson County. In 1985 he was the Masonic District Deputy and in 1994 received the Golden Trowel Award for exceptional service from the Brownsboro Masonic Lodge.
Earl was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1953 and had dual memberships in the Harlandale and Frankston chapters OES and was an Endowed Member of the Frankston chapter OES. Earl was past patron of the Harlandale and Brownsboro chapters OES and the Frankston chapter of OES twice. He held numerous grand appointments over the years, having served on the Harlandale Order of Rainbow for Girls Advisory Board for 15 years and was a member of the Grand Cross of Colors ORG.
Earl is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Anderson; a son, Frank Anderson; and a son-in-law, Bruce G. Ridgley Jr.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Frances Ridgley of San Antonio, Martha and William Bloss of Winterville, NC; and two grandsons, Robert Ridgley of San Antonio and Paul Bloss of Charleston, SC.
Honorary pallbearers will be Masons of Brownsboro Lodge #1051.
Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler.