Richard J. ìBillî Anders, 81, of Fletcher, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2010, at Beystone Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Transylvania County, he lived in Henderson County the last nine years. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Post Anders who died in 2001. A retired Army Master Sergeant, he served from 1949 through 1970 in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He attended St. Phillips Episcopal Church and was a member of the American Legion Post and the Elks Lodge in Brevard.
Survivors include two sisters, Nellie Henderson and her husband Don of Hendersonville, Jane Cooke of Salisbury; a brother, John David Cooke of Lawrenceville, GA; three nieces, and two nephews.
No local service is planned.