James Larry Anderson, 74, of Hilliard, FL passed away at his home July 30, 2021. He was born July 17, 1947 in Starke, FL to the late Ressie Buddy “Andy” Anderson and Anna Mae Thompson Anderson Sapp. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict from 1965-1967 earning the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He retired from the Forestry Division of the State of Florida. He was a member of the Hilliard Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Chief. He also served on the Nassau County Sheriffs Reserve and the Nassau County Fire Rescue where he served as an EMT.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Howard Anderson and his step-father: Rudolph Sapp.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years: Hope Sikes Anderson; 3-children: James M. (Brittney) Anderson, Jody (Matthew) Davidson and Daniel Jacob Anderson; 5-grandchildren: Macy White, Blayze Davidson, Bryce Davidson, Sarah Anderson, Josie Anderson; 3-sisters: Gloria “Sis”Lee, Shirley Mobley, Donna Sue Hildreth; 2-brothers: Phil Anderson and Alvin Anderson and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 8 at 4:00 PM at the Hilliard First Assembly of God with Rev. Arlie Johns officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Due to Covid-19, the family would like to ask all attendees to please follow the rules of social distancing and face masks are recommended at the service. Also, anyone that does not feel comfortable with attending the service, the family would like you to know they understand and covet your prayers.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, Georgia 31537.