He was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Brazil, to Guy and Elizabeth Routt Anderson.
Bob graduated in 1947 from Brazil High School, worked at Nance's Cremery, where he met his wife Mary, was a barber at Central Barber Shop before serving his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was an analyzer for IBM, was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 541, served as past president of the Clay County Historical Society, was the Clay Community Volunteer of the Year, a Job's Daughter Guardian, a member of the Neighborly Chow Hound Association and United Methodist Men's Brotherhood, UMYF Leader, and a Cub Scout leader.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ed Barrick, Gaylord Barrick, Phillip Anderson, David Anderson and Jack Anderson, and sisters Minnie Swearingen and Grace Downing.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Anderson, Brazil, son Dennis (Vicki) Anderson, Walled Lake, Mich., daughters Jayne (Greg) Thomas, Terre Haute, and Lyna (Mark) Chaplin, Martinsville, Ind., sister Bettsene Detzel, Terre Haute, sister-in-law Martha Barrick, New Hartford, N.Y., grandchildren Shaun Anderson, Meghan (Charles) Jackson, Robert (Sarah) Thomas, Corey Thomas, Hanna Chaplin, Cody (Cassie) Chaplin, Bonny Chaplin and Natalie Chaplin, great-grandchildren Juliaunna, Sierra, Jaden, Asher, Gwendolyn, Tyler and Lliam, and several other extended family members.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, at Peniel United Methodist Church, Brazil, with burial to follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Moore Funeral Home, Brazil, and after 10 a.m., Thursday, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peniel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.moorefuneralhomes.com.