John Laurence Anderson was born to Arthur I. Sr. & Hattie L. (Martin) Anderson on March 8, 1954 in Ventura, CA. He left this life on July 20, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children, Gail; son, Wesley Paul Anderson and sister, Ginger Lee Thomas.
He is survived by his sons & daughters in law, Jonathan Eric & Jamie Anderson, Joseph Allen & Julie Anderson & Charles Ray Flesher; grandchildren, Paityn, Carson & Sadie Anderson & Alex Flesher; his companion, Lynette Gonzales; extended family, Lauren Rhodes, Miranda LaRock, Katie Gonzales & Bentley, Remmington, Wyatt; his sister, Mary & husband Henry Scroggins and one brother, Arthur & wife Janie Anderson; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorial services will be 10 am, Monday, July 24, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie McRay, Gearld McRay, Jessie McRay, Justin Williamson, Topper Jones and Terry Richards.