Raymond H. Anderson, Jr., (Pat), 88 years, died peacefully at home on August 1, 2019.
Pat was born in Austin, Texas, the son of Raymond H. Anderson and Doris L. Ford. He graduated from Austin High School in 1949 and was a member of the Austin Marine Corp Reserve.
Soon after enrolling at the University of Texas, he was called up to Korea in 1950, bravely serving prior to being wounded and honorably discharged in 1952, earning a Purple Heart.
He returned home and re-enrolled at U.T., graduating with a B.S. in Geology. As a Geologist, he worked for Stanolin Oil and Gas and with Texaco Inc. in retail sales and later in International Aviation Sales, retiring in 1993.
Pat was a long-time member of the Ft. Bend Historical Commission, the Ft. Bend Archeological Society, was co-chairman of the Cemetery Committee and St. John’s United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Richmond Wednesday Men’s Coffee Club.
While a member of the Historical Commission he encouraged and assisted Eagle Scout Candidates in obtaining Texas Historic designation for many Ft. Bend County Cemeteries.
Pat was an avid bird dog and quail hunter with leases all over South Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joanne Abrahamson Anderson of Richmond, Tx.; daughters, Jana Witt (Mark) of Houston, Tx.; Kay Petty of Allen, Tx.; and grandchildren, Courtney Witt of Richmond, Tx.; Justin Witt (Laura Lea) of Dallas, Tx.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother, Dr. Robert F. Anderson, and son-in-law, Bruce Petty.
The family will receive guests from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in the State Room of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg.
The family will gather at a later time for graveside services with military honors in Austin, Texas.
For those wishing, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 400 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469 or charity of choice.
Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas 77471.