The Pryor Times


December 28, 2013

Obituary- Anderson

PRYOR, OK — Funeral services for Duane Anderson, 89,  Pryor, are 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Pryor. Dr. Michael Cox will officiate with burial following at Adair Cemetery. Visitation is 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.  Sunday, Dec. 29. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home in Pryor.

Anderson was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Yarnish, to Clarence and Eula (Beck) Anderson. From about the age of seven, he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Clint and Elizabeth Lewis. He died Dec. 20, 2013 in Pryor.

He grew up and attended school in Clayton, and graduated from Clayton High School in 1942. He attended college at the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan. and received an Associate’s degree in business.

He married the love of his life, Jean Falls, on Oct. 21, 1951 in Wilburton. They celebrated almost 49 years of marriage together before her death on Sept. 24, 2000.

Duane and Jean moved to Pryor in the 1950’s, but traveled with his job for many years living in Lubbock, Texas and in Stillwater. He retired from Tuchina Contractors of Stillwater, his own company which constructed pipelines in the oil and gas industry, in 1987.

Anderson was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Pryor.

In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, gardening and golf and loved his dog, Tula.

He is survived by  daughter Risa Moore and  husband Nelson of Tulsa;  son Shawn Anderson and wife Debbie of Carrolton, Texas; four grandchildren, Cameron and Nicole of Tulsa and Morgan and Lauren of Carrollton, Texas; one sister, Doris Smith of Durant; one half-sister Joanie Langley and one half-brother Eugene Anderson.

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