Wayne Vaughn Anderson, 84, of Brevard passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Elizabeth House following a period of declining health. A native of Madison County, he lived in Hammond, IN before moving to and living in Transylvania County for the last forty years. He was a son of the late Fred and Bertie Jarvis Anderson. He owned and operated Anderson Heating and Air in Brevard. He was a member of Bible Tabernacle in Rutherfordton. He was an Army medic, serving in Japan during WWII. He loved his work, his family, and especially enjoyed his great-grand babies. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carroll, J.C., and Guy Anderson; three sisters, Helen Smith, Leola Alexander, and Barbara Bivens.
Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-one years, Dorothy Anderson; a daughter, Becky Parker and her husband Jerry of Four Oaks, NC; a son, Garry Anderson of Mills River; two granddaughters, Maj. Jennifer Bein of Mary Esther, FL, Heather Shortt of Four Oaks, NC; two great-grandchildren, Sophia Bein, Grayson Shortt; a brother, Charles Anderson of Edneyville; six sisters, Juanita Westmoreland, Jeanette Fortune, Inez Lyday, Marie Smith, Ruby Gilbert, Doris Morgan; and a large number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2: 00 pm Tuesday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Joe Greene will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77, Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post #5206, and DAV Chapter 14.
Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.