|The Rev. George D. Anders, Sr. was born on March 1, 1918 in Shreveport, Louisiana, to the Rev. Dan Anders and Lucy Moffett Anders. He departed this life at Minden Medical Center in Minden, Louisiana, on November 21, 2001.
Rev. Anders was a retired Methodist minister, having served at the following appointments in the state of Louisiana: Athens, Clay, Bienville, Marthaville, Vinton, Uontgomeiy, and Mcintyre. He taught Sunday School, was a youth counselor and Boy Scout leader for many years. Rev. Anders attended Texas A&M before being called into the ministry.
He touched the lives of many with his quick wit and good humor.
In 1988, Rev. Anders suffered a stroke and was unable to pastor or preach.
Pop, as I called him, was a good husband, dad, and granddad. He held the football for me as I kicked it hundreds of times over the swing set in the yard and came to practice when was no need. Pop wanted me to succeed. As I entered the ministry, Pop was still aging me. I learned the definition of a servant; it is someone who helps others to ed Pop was surely that to me. My hero and I are separated now, but only for a tune. We shall be reunited soon to live and worship at the feet of Jesus, the one we’ve trusted and lived for.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 2002, pages 254, by Rev. Dee Anders, Son|