Wednesday, July 30, 1941 - Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Edwin Dewey Anderson, 80, of Norfolk, VA passed away on November 17, 2021. He was born in Slocomb, AL, July 30, 1941 to late Euell D. Anderson and Ouida R. Anderson. After graduating Highschool, he pursued a civilian career in Electronics. In September 1965, he joined the U.S. Navy in support of his country. He attended boot camp at Great Lakes, IL. After boot camp he reported aboard the USS Stoddard out of San Diego, CA, for his first sea tour. After leaving the Stoddard he served aboard the USS Algo, USS Mount Whitney, USS Spruance, USS Kidd, USS Stump, Comphibron 12, USS Shreveport, and served as Command Master Chief aboard the USS Briscoe and USS Ashland.
His awards included; Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct (7), National Defense (2), Sea Service (6), Battle “E” (5), Southwest Asia, and Meritorious Unit Commendation (2).
After retiring from the Navy he went into private business as the owner of Fire Services in Virginia Beach, VA. He provided the area businesses with fire protection services for over twenty years.
He is preceded in death by his wife of more than forty years Dorothy; his sister Johnnie Glover of Slocomb, AL.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Dewey Anderson of Alma, GA and Ryan and Reni of Texas; his sister Ouida Ann (Delbert) Turner of Madison, AL; his brother, A.L. Anderson of Clayton, AL.; nephew; Alan Anderson of Clayton, AL; nieces, Dina (Andrew) Utter, Mary Barnett of New Hope, AL. great nephews and niece; Tyson and Marshall Prince of New Hope, AL; Nathan and Karleigh Utter of Shreveport, LA. He also leaves behind a host of friends and more family.
A celebration of life service will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2022 in Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing.