Wayne Allen Anderson, age 85, of China Grove, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 24, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Wayne was born April 11, 1938, in Rowan County, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. James “Bus” and Ruby Anderson. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Ruth Anderson and his brother, Tommy Anderson.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Jean Anderson, his two sons, Keith Allen Anderson (Traci) and Kevin Wayne Anderson (Melanie). Grandchildren include Matt Corrigan, Annie Deal (Chase), Mary Kathryn Shepard (Kyle), Kathie Marie Anderson, James Allen Anderson, Elijah Hill (Brooke), Brittany Griffin, and David Griffin (Katie). Great-grandchildren include Lila Corrigan, Violet Corrigan, Farrah Deal, Rhett Shepard, Miles Hill, Roan Griffin, Camdyn Griffin, and Briar Griffin.
Wayne enjoyed playing football for A.L. Brown and also worked for the Daily Independent. He later worked as a Supervisor for Cannon Mills Sheet Department. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his sons on the lake. Wayne filled his free time selflessly taking part in multiple volunteer projects. His personal favorite was Operation Christmas Child. He also rang the Salvation Army Bell and delivered Rowan County Meals on Wheels. Second to his love of God was his love of fellowship with his wonderful family and friends.
Wayne’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday April 29th at 12:00 PM in the Family Life Center at First Reformed Church in Landis with Rev. David Franks officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 to 12:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Wayne’s honor can be sent to: www.samaritanspurse.org , search Wayne Allen Anderson or send donations to First Reformed Church, memo: South Rowan Bible Teaching Association or SRBTA
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