Philip Loren Anderson was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Brazil, to Victor and Fern (Baughman) Anderson. He died Dec. 29, 2009, in Lawton, Okla., at the age of 87.
Mr. Anderson was raised and attended school in Brazil. After graduation from high school, he entered college, but left school in the middle of his junior year to join the Army Air Corps. Mr. Anderson spent the next two-and-a-half years in Europe flying a total of 32 missions over France and Germany before the end of the war.
He received several decorations and citations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross prior to his discharge as a Staff Sergeant.
He returned to Indiana, where he married Norma Gregg June 9, 1946.
Mr. Anderson's career included employment at Life of Georgia Insurance Company, McCormick's Spices, Sears, and the U.S. Postal Service, where he was employed at the time of his retirement.
In his spare time, he enjoyed just about any kind of fishing and was an avid and talented photographer.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents and sister Abby Caldwell.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Norma, son Gregg Anderson and wife Melissa, Lawton, Okla., and daughter Vici Annett and husband Jon, Roseville, Mich.
Friends may sign Mr. Anderson's online guestbook and send their condolences by visiting www.whineryhudd-leston.com.