James “Johnny” Anderson

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James “Johnny” Anderson died Tuesday, May 31, 2022, after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 73 years old.

Jim was born Jan. 23, 1949, at Emma Laing Stevens Hospital in Granville. He awaits to see his beloved wife Caroline of 46 years on earth again in the Resurrection.

As a servant of Jehovah God for 50 years, he looked forward to a new earth where “pain and death will be no more.”

His son Lamont was “most precious in his dad’s eyes.”

He was proud to be a member of the Whitehall congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and the outdoors. He especially enjoyed Bible study and the Ministry.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren and talking to them on the phone. He also loved playing with his cats.

Jim was a former member of the Granville Rescue Squad, and he thoroughly enjoyed his time there. When he was younger, he worked in a sporting goods store in Salem and raced snowmobiles. He spent most of his life running a cleaning business.

He is survived by his wife Caroline of Granville; his son James Lamont Anderson of Thornton, Colorado, and Pensacola, Florida; his grandchildren Ethan and Isabella Anderson of Thornton, Colorado; and his cousins Steve Curtis, Brad Curtis and Roscoe Loveland of Salem, New York. There will be visitation for family and friends at the Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville on Wednesday, June 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Salem. There also will also be a memorial service at the Whitehall Kingdom Hall on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. A Zoom link is available for those who cannot attend.