Robert J. ‘Bob’ Anderson

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Anderson, age 76 of Lawrence, died Saturday, January 4th at Olathe Hospice House. He was born December 31, 1943 in Springfield, Ohio the son of Joseph and Mary (Little) Anderson. Bob, who spent his childhood in Medway, Ohio, grew up to serve as a firefighter for the Crystal Lakes, Medway-Bethel Township Fire Department. In 1967 he was drafted into the Army and served overseas in Vietnam. He returned from service in 1969 and moved to Lawrence, Kansas where he lived the remainder of his adult life.

Bob was a jack of all trades and held numerous jobs as a Lawrence firefighter, as a school bus driver, a high school sports referee or umpire and also worked at Stanion Electric, and most recently with Advance Homecare. He is survived by his former wife and mother of his children Patsy (Yeager) Anderson, daughter Teresa and son Troy (Andrea). He is also survived by five grandchildren, Tyson, Amber, Jessica, Mason and Taylor. No additional services are planned at this time.

Messages & Condolences

From Carol Langston...

We had many visits while he was in hospital. He will be greatly missed.

From Dale & Susan Carnagie...

My husband was Bob’s mailman and is really going to miss his daily stops for a Dr. Pepper and visit with him. Bob even sent gifts home for our grandchildren. Always thinking of others. He will be so missed! RIP dear friend.♥️

From Steve and Mary Moore...

It has been awhile since we have seen Bob, but Steve and I always enjoyed his sense of humor, and his upbeat attitude. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and sympathy are with Patsy, the children and grandchildren.

From Jill Ensley...

You are greatly missed and still can’t believe you are gone. Thank you for being a great neighbor, and friend.
Condolences & love from me, and my parents, to your family.

From Phyllis Jollie...

God Bless you I will miss our phone calls Prayers for you and your family Love you all 😢😢❤️✝️

From Lenette...

You weren’t supposed to leave before me… I miss your smile and love of life so much!

From Joni...

Rest in piece my love. You will always be in my heart.

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