Serivces

Visitation One

Tue. Apr. 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lissie United Methodist Church

25527 Franklin Street
Lissie , TX 77454.

Funeral Service

Tue. Apr. 17, 2018
2:00 pm

Lissie United Methodist Church

25527 Franklin Street
Lissie , TX 77454.

Burial

Tue. Apr. 17, 2018
3:15 pm

Lakeside Cemetery

Lakeside Cemetery
Eagle Lake , TX 77434.
Tue. Apr. 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lissie United Methodist Church
25527 Franklin Street
Lissie , TX 77454.
Tue. Apr. 17, 2018
2:00 pm
Lissie United Methodist Church
25527 Franklin Street
Lissie , TX 77454.
Tue. Apr. 17, 2018
3:15 pm
Lakeside Cemetery
Lakeside Cemetery
Eagle Lake , TX 77434.
In Memory of
Milton Jay Anderson Sr.
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Milton Jay Anderson, Sr. was born on June 4, 1928, when rice was still farmed with horses, mules and binders. He thoroughly enjoyed seeing the rice industry develop into what it is today and played his part in its transformation. During his career, he adapted well to changing technology, built his own rice farming operation, and constructed one of the largest rice dryers in Texas. Others recognized his expertise as he served as a Director to the LCRA and was appointed to the National Rice Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Agriculture and to the Grain Standards Advisory Committee for the Federal Grain Inspection Service in Washington, D.C. Expanding outside Texas, he particularly enjoyed working with his brother, Everett, in a rice farming operation in Nigeria and Ghana.

In addition to farming, Jay loved his family, friends and the Lissie Church. He was the oldest of seven children born to Ben and Ruth Anderson in Chesterville, Texas. He graduated from Eagle Lake High School and married Faye Dodd in 1951. Retirement brought new joys and hobbies. A proud father and grandfather, he loved watching and photographing his grandchildren's and other events, often submitting his favorite pictures to the newspaper. But when he was home, he was content with candy in his pocket, enjoying coffee and reading the paper, always ready for a good game of 42.

Jay taught his family to always work hard and serve when needed. He had strong convictions about the importance of democracy and believed it was crucial to volunteer. He worked diligently within the Republican Party for many years, serving on the State Republican Executive Committee and as Deputy State Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. He was also a delegate to several National Conventions and cared deeply about Prairie Rice, Rice Belt Warehouse, American Rice Inc., Mexican American Youth Council, and Rotary Club.

We echo what our dad wrote in the tribute to his father: “We return you from whence you came, with our congratulations, our blessings, and our gratitude. Thank you, sir.”

Jay went to be with his Lord on April 13, 2018, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Benjamin Dexter Anderson, Jr., and grandchild, Eve DeLaughter. Jay is survived by his wife, Faye Anderson, along with his children and their spouses: Cynthia and Dennis DeLaughter, Sharon and Paul Ragsdale, and Milton and Deme Anderson.

Grandchildren and their spouses include Ray and Aimee DeLaughter, Rachel and Jeff Bosworth, Jason and London Webb, Cindy and Rett Rabe, Kristen and Jason Jackson, Lindsay and Nellie Kelly, Sterling and Angelina Anderson, and Wesley and Courtney Anderson. Great-grandchildren include Ethan, Reagan and Carsyn DeLaughter; Jordyn, Erin, Devon and Hudson Bosworth; Zoey and Rylee Webb; Jake and Ben Rabe; Victoria and Justice Jackson.

Surviving siblings and their spouses are Arthur and Mary Lou Anderson, Harry and Nancy Anderson, Everett and Linda Anderson, Mark and Becky Anderson, Alice and Johnny Schmidt, Dexter’s wife, Gay Anderson, and a multitude of extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers are Sterling Anderson, Jeff Bosworth, Ray DeLaughter, Mark Morgan, Rett Rabe, and Jason Webb. Honorary pallbearers are Arthur Anderson, Everett Anderson, Harry Anderson, Mark Anderson, Wes Anderson, and Johnnie Schmidt.

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Janet Anderson

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