In Memory

John Anderson

John Justus Anderson, Jr.


February 4, 1943 - February 12, 2020

John Justus Anderson, Jr. 77, of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 with his family by his side at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

John was born in Wilmington on February 4, 1943, the son of the late John Justus Anderson and Rowena Josephine Bunn Anderson. John grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Georgia State University.

He was employed by NCDOT as the Division Agent of Right of Way until his retirement in 2003. After retirement John enjoyed playing golf at Pine Valley Country Club with his good buddies Jeff, George and Tom. They witnessed his spectacular hole in one on the 4th hole. John will be remembered as the “Grill Master” for the wonderful meals he prepared for family and friends. Also for his love and loyalty to all he cared for.

John served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam war and was a 1st Lieutenant. He was honorably discharged in 1972.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Wanda. Also his son Justus (Nidia) and the light of his life, grandson Jake of Wilmington.

The family would like to thank Dr. Chuck Herring and the staff of New Hanover Medical Group and the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401, or a charity of your choice.

A private celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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02/17/20 04:40 PM #1    

Chris Reynolds

I am saddened to learn of the passing of John.  John and I were Fraternity Brothers in the Kappa Sigma's Epsilon Omega Chapter at Georgia State University.  John was active and very proud of being a Brother in Kappa Sigma.  He was also active and proud of his participation in the Advanced ROTC Program, which culminated with him being Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army upon Graduation. 

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