Ward George Anderson

Ward George Anderson, 61, of Linden, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2020 at his home.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11 AM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia with Pastor Jim Bunce officiating. Burial will follow at Leeds Cemetery in Hume, Virginia.

Mr. Anderson was born on July 19, 1959 in Washington, DC to the late Conway and Gloria Plaugher Anderson. He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Robert, Richard and John Anderson. He was a supervisor with Anderson Construction.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Janice Dotson Anderson; two step sons, Craig Osborne Jr. and Caleb Osborne; five brothers, Conway (Carolyn) Anderson, Raymond (Iris) Anderson, Brian (Tina) Anderson, James (Angela) Anderson and Carl (Jamie) Anderson; sister, Patricia (Richard) Franklin; half-brother, Joseph (Sally) Schwartz; two step grandchildren, Craig Osborne III and Tanesha Osborne and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 4 to 6 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 357 Cloud Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

  6 comments for “Ward George Anderson

  1. Tom Cooper
    November 20, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Wards passing. He was more than a coworker he was a friend. Ward was one of the most genuine people I knew. What you saw was what you got and I admired him for that. Sorry we never got to share a bushel of crabs as we often talked about doing. He will be missed by all that worked out other him at Anderson as he was everyone’s favorite boss!

  2. Ralph & Kathy Hoskins Vero Beach, FL
    November 21, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Just want to express my sincere condolences on Ward’s passing. While I haven’t seen him since left Virginia in 1979 I have fond memories with the family at the house on Brookview and the old house in the “Country” in Linden, VA. May the angels in heaven welcome Ward to glory and may God comfort all of the family during this sorrowful time.

    • Mark Staples
      November 22, 2020 at 2:00 am

      Very well put Ralph. Good to hear your words in honor of our dear and beloved friend. Hoping you are well. Our eternal hope and resolve is in Christ Jesus.

  3. Mark Staples
    November 22, 2020 at 2:27 am

    Ward was exceptional at so many things. He had a great teacher in his Father ,C.M. , that helped make him an excellent carpenter. He had an extraordinary ability to engineer and work out problems. He had a great wit. His humor was well intrenched , his mother and father were very funny , I enjoyed greatly being at the Anderson household , it was a second home for me. Well, I’ll never tell all the stories and tales of the life and times of Ward and Mark in this comment section , but suffice it to say we’ve lost a free thinker , one who would not be put in a box , one who would always stand up for the underdog , one who never would be painted into a corner or controlled by oppression. Ward Anderson was a mans man a dear friend. The kind of man this world is slowly reducing by way of attrition and by way of political correctness. Ward Anderson would never be defined by worldly regulations. And now he enjoys eternal freedom with his Lord and God who created him so individually. See you soon my old friend.

  4. Mark Staples
    November 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Remembering Ward, how can I express best the many attributes you were created to exude in your life. One thing I might say in the short area of this commentary is that God instilled in Ward George was a spirit not to be altered by political correctness or mans attempt to recreate his own world. No, Ward was strong in his created being , a man ,an unwavering friend, a devoted brother and son. One who stood up for the underdog, the orphan and widow. And his wit and ingenuity and craftsmanship ,indeed his integrity will be missed upon this earth as we seem to be ,by attrition as well as by the forsaking of the truth, are loosing this kind of manhood. Let’s not let Wards life be without effect upon us. As Ward stood convicted in Gods creation , Jesus Christ salvation and the holy spirits empowerment, stand as a man and or a woman of integrity as Ward my dear friend did.

  5. Barry Brennan
    November 24, 2020 at 12:04 am

    My condolences to the Anderson Family. Ward was a one of a kind , genuine person and everyone that knew him loved him for that. Our friend , neighbor a good heart. Last time spend with ward was at his house on 4th of July a few years back, he had a big cook out day long bash of friends and neighbors, I helped supply the fireworks, we had a blast! He also held a meeting on his front porch which was very meaningful to me. I was so grateful to see ward happy in his new life and at peace. I will miss our friend Ward. Rest In Peace my Freind.
    Barry Brennan

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