Lloyd Eldon Anderson, age 83, passed away at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Knoxville on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Lloyd was born April 25, 1929, in Knoxville, the son of Eldie and Esther (Lloyd) Anderson. Lloyd was a graduate of Knoxville High School, Class of 1947. After high school he attended diesel mechanics training in St. Louis, Mo. After his training Lloyd served in the United States Marine Corp for two years, during the Korean Conflict.
On July 3, 1954, in Des Moines, Lloyd and Bonnie Dale Burnett were united in marriage. Lloyd and Bonnie shared 58 years of marriage together and were blessed with two daughters: Kristen and Kerry.
Lloyd enjoyed working. He drove a gas transport truck his entire working career. He drove for DX, Sunoco, Holiday, and finished his 50-year gas transport career with Flying J. Lloyd was an avid reader; he liked talking and meeting people and was crazy about pets, especially dogs.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Bonnie of Knoxville; their two daughters: Kristen Kennedy of Knoxville and Kerry Anderson and husband John G. Haas of Urbandale. Lloyd is also survived by five grandchildren: Andy Haning-Brown, Caitlyn Haning, Leah Huyser, John D. Haas and Allison Kea; and five great grandchildren: Andie Alexander, Kaylie Haas, Bayley Kea, Logan Kea and Grace Kea.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eldie and Esther.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville with Pastor Cindy Nielson officiating. Lloyd’s family will be greeting friends from noon until service time on Friday. Following services internment of cremated remains with military honors will be held at Graceland Cemetery of Knoxville.
A memorial has been established to the Knoxville Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is handling arrangements.