Devoted husband, father and grandfather, Reverend Roy Sylvester Anderson, 91, passed peacefully into his Savior’s loving arms on Tuesday morning, August 24, 2021. He was born in Iola, Kansas to Roy S. Anderson, Sr., and Nora E. Robinson. His last days were spent at home surrounded by his youngest daughter Angelia and grandchildren.
Roy was a traveler and loved traveling with his wife, Susie Mae Anderson, who passed away on February 17, 2021. In his earlier days Roy was in the Army, discharged May 30, 1950 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He worked at Welex Halliburton Company and he worked a short time for the Santa Fe Railroad. In 1969, Roy was called to the ministry and attended Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, California. He pastored several churches in Texas, Oklahoma and California. He later became a truck driver sometimes taking his wife on the road with him.
Roy was a natural evangelist and led many, many people to the Lord through the years. In his book, he mentioned several unique situations where he led people to the Lord while he was driving cross country. He was a family man, loved his children and always had a good dad joke.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Mae Anderson; his oldest son, Roy Anderson Jr.; daughter-in-law Shirley Anderson; brothers Leon Anderson and Andy Anderson; and four sisters, Rosie Kresen, Loren Anderson, Noralean Richards, and Margaret Jean Anderson.
He is survived by his children, Sherry Grajkowski, Harold Anderson, and Angelia Holland; eleven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 4 th , at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville, Oklahoma with Thomas Grajkowski Sr. officiating.
Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.