John Cordell Anderson, 79, Overgaard, Ariz., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at his home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1934 in Sterling.
He graduated from Polo Community High School in 1952. He played varsity football, was in chorus, the junior and senior class plays, and was an FFA member in high school.
Anderson served in U.S. Air Force, and was employed as an engineer in electronics field.
He was a member of American Legion Post 86 in Overgaard, Ariz.
Surviving relatives include three sons, John Cordell (Lan) Jackson, Astoria, Ore.; Steven Scott (Debi) Jackson, Knobnoster, Mo., Lincoln Lee (Tami) Jackson, Warrenton, Ore; a sister, Cynthia L. (Larry) Windle (Larry), Loxley, Ala.; four grandsons, Eric Jackson, California, Brandon, Austin, and Logan Jackson, Oregon; two granddaughters, Brittany Jackson, Fla., and Alex Jackson, Texas; three step-children, Tony Thach, Louisianna, D’ann Thach and Mimi Jackson, Oegon; a nephew, Michael (Elaine) Windle, Fla.; great-nephew, Zachary Windle; and great-niece, Harley Windle, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Lorraine Anderson (1992); father, John S. Anderson; mother, Dorothy M. Penny Anderson; brother, Arthur Joseph Anderson; and nephew, Arthur Lee Windle.
Funeral services were private with cremation following.
Arrangements were handled by Owens-Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel, Show Low, Ariz.