James Anderson


KANSAS – James Clinton Anderson, 74, of Kansas, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in the emergency room at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon. He was retired after working for more than 45 years as a truck driver for Ashmore Grain as well as many local farmers.

A service celebrating his life is noon Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Kansas Christian Church. Military rites by American Legion Coral Hall Post #539 of Kansas accompany burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church. Templeton Funeral Home in Kansas is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Anderson was born Feb. 10, 1945, at Kansas, the son of the late Clinton and Olive Strader Anderson. He married Patricia Ann Bottom June 21, 1969, at Pleasant Hill Church, and she survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Melissa (Jay) Davidson of Kansas, Kimberly (Tracy) Downs of Paris and Jennifer (Christopher) Sutton of Kansas; 12 grandchildren, Dillon Davidson, Caleb Davidson, Cerra (Curtis) Martin, J.W. Downs, Dakota (Taylor York) Camp, Alyssa (Logan Korte) Camp, Brady Sutton, Reese Sutton, Keely Sutton, Aydonne Sutton, Jasper Sutton and Deacon Sutton; three great-grandchildren, Cyrus Martin, Sawyer Downs and Haisley Kay Korte; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Perry “Pete” Anderson; and a sister, Juanita Greene.

Mr. Anderson was a veteran of the United States Army. During his service, he was stationed in Hawaii and Germany and also served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Coral Hall Post #539 of Kansas. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoyed fishing and his morning coffee at the Country Junction. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kansas Christian Church.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.