RONNIE VAN ANDERSON - age 47, of the Hillsdale Community in Macon County, passed away early on Sunday morning August 1, 2010 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN. Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Anderson were conducted on Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Brent Hall officiating. James Boles, Johnny Gulley, Doug Lankford, Will Oldham, John Dodd, Dell Sharp, Mike Lankford, and Jason Ramsey served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Cedar Bluff Cemetery. He was born October 19, 1962 in Paris County, Illinois to Bedford Travis and Margaret Elizabeth Miller Anderson, who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Anderson, and one sister, Kathy Anderson.
While he was a young boy his family moved to Kansas, where he graduated from Kansas High School. Ronnie enlisted in the United States Army in November 1982, training at the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, Ga. He served one year at Camp Howze, South Korea. When he returned to the states, he went to work for Preston Brothers Construction for six years as a laborer, before becoming disabled.
Ronnie was married in his younger life and had three children. Later on October 6, 2005, he married Patricia Lynn Boles, sharing four years together. Though their time together was short, many happy memories were made.
Ronnie had a dog named “Precious” that loved sitting in his lap. He was a talented man who enjoyed wood-crafting and liked to fish. Ronnie is remembered as a kind and gentle husband and father, who loved his family.
After being saved in 2000, Ronnie had recently joined Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized.
He will be deeply missed by his loving family and all who knew him.
Ronnie is survived by; wife, Patricia Boles-Anderson of the Hillsdale Community in Macon County, TN, daughters and sons-in-law, Britany (John) Dodd of Woodbury, TN, Hollie (Teben) Bobinski of Brentwood, TN, and Jessica (Rustin) Means of Cannon County, TN, stepson, Martin (Janet) Boles of Hartsville, TN, brother, Carl Miller of Parump, NV, sister, Paulette (Dell) Sharp of Paris, IL, ten grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Precious.