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Obituary: Leo Lawton Anderson, Jr.


Leo Lawton Anderson, Jr., 83, of Clifty; died Thursday, July 15, 2021, at home. He was born Sunday, January 9, 1938, at Clifty; to Leo Lawton and Fern Bone Anderson.

Leo Lawton Anderson, Jr.
(01/09/1938 – 07/15/2021)

Leo married Nancy Hudgins on Friday, March 28, 1958 at Huntsville United Methodist Church; they enjoyed 63 years of living and working together at the lumber yards and on the farm. Leo started in the lumber business in 1958 at Kelley Brothers Lumber in Springdale, then Hillcrest Lumber in Rogers and Fayetteville. At the time of his death, he was president of Pine Creek Lumber in Hindsville and Anderson Lumber in Siloam Springs. He and Nancy got to enjoy the last 39 years on their Angus cattle farm in Clifty. Together, they were parents to two sons.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Don Wesley Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; one son, Doug Lawton Anderson; one daughter-in-law, Rhonda Anderson; five grandchildren, April and James Jech, Morgan and Jamie Anderson, Tara Anderson, Paige Anderson and Sydney Anderson; and two great-grandchildren, Truman Jech and Willa Dawn Jech.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Brashears Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Zion Cemetery in Springdale. Pallbearers will be James Jech, Jeff Kissinger, Clayton Kissisnger, Robby Burks, Gary Bohannan, and Dwayne Lane. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Leo’s name may be made to the Zion Cemetery, c/o, Darla Anderson, 4641 Guy Terry Road, Springdale, Ark., 72764; or Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Ark., 72762. Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.

Source: Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory