Norman G. Anderson, 85, of Norris City passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. He was born in White County, IL on January 30, 1934 the son of Thomas Wesley and Sarah Adella (Price) Anderson. Norman married Ailene Phillips on October 6, 1954. He had worked as a boilermaker at the gas and electric plant in Rockford and in the oil field pumping wells for Bill Becker. Norman served from 1952-1956 in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and continued in the U.S. Navy Reserves till 1960. He was a former member of the American Legion.
Norman is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ailene of Norris City; a son, Norman A. Anderson of Norris City; a daughter, Della Ruth Anderson of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, John W. Anderson and Amber Nicole Anderson; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Doris Anderson and Margaret Mills; and four brothers, Dale, Tom, Ivan and Donald Anderson.
Funeral services for Norman G. Anderson, 85, of Norris City will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery in Norris City with full military honors by the Carmi American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Norman's memory to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.