Richard Anderson, Sr., 76

Richard L. Anderson, Sr, 76, passed away peacefully after a brief struggle with cancer on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, at his home in McNeal. He was born in 1941 in Littlefield, TX to Leonard and Lucille (Cox) Anderson.

Richard grew up in Texas and graduated with honors from Peacock Military Academy in San Antonio. After moving to Douglas with his family, he worked for Maddux & Sons, A. J. Gilbert Construction, and Chemical Lime / Paul Spur Lime plant.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Thomas Anderson, and his brothers-in-law, John Srygley, John Fietz, and Mike Fietz, all of Texas.


He is survived by his wife, Drenda, and his son, Richard, of McNeal, and his sister, Betty Srygley, of Lubbock, TX. He is also survived by niece Sue (Curtis) Griffith, and nephew Deryl Srygley, also of Lubbock, and their children. Also surviving are brothers-in-law Myron Fietz, RB Fietz, Philip Fietz, and Bill Fietz; sisters-in-law Elaine Christoffersen and Margaret Oldham of Salt Lake City. Richard is also survived by numerous other nieces and nephews.


A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 1173 Hwy 92, Bisbee, AZ at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Burial will follow at McNeal Cemetery after the service.