Thomas Rhea Anderson

Posted By | November 23, 2019 6:43 am

Thomas Rhea Anderson, 70, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 22, 2019, in Sparta.

Mr. Anderson was born Jan. 23, 1949, in Sparta, to Jessie Anderson and Willene Brown Anderson.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a man of    many traits, his favorite was truck driving, but the job he loved most was being a dad to his children and Pa to all his grandbabies.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eddie Anderson; sister, Pam Quaves; and two infant brothers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years, Gail Anderson; sister, Wanda Vinson (Jerry), of Tullahoma; four sons, Carl L. Curtis II (Kim), of McMinnville, Tracy Curtis (Silissa), of Doyle, Donavon Anderson (Samantha), of Sparta, Greg Parker, of Auburntown; two daughters, Tina Curtis (Mike), of Doyle, June Barrett, of Gassaway; 14 grandchildren, Daniel Barrett, of Auburntown, Josh Curtis (Autumn), of Murfreesboro, Miranda Stephens (Dustin), of Gainesboro, Jordan Barrett (Adara), of Cleveland, Aaron Puckett, of Sparta, Zackery Barrett, of Auburntown, Matt Dunn, of Sparta, Madison Curtis, of Brentwood, Logan Mills (Kaleb), of Soddy Daisy, Courtney Curtis, of Brentwood, Brooklyn Anderson, of Sparta, Alli Curtis, of Doyle, Cayleigh Anderson, of Sparta, Erianna Anderson, of Sparta; seven great-grandchildren, Autumn Stephens, of Gainesboro, Lakelyn Stephens, of Gainesboro, Cruz Curtis, of Murfreesboro, Wyatt Barrett, of Auburntown, Brooklyn Barrett, of Auburntown, Brentley Barrett, of Cleveland, Luna Curtis, of Murfreesboro; special cousin, Joan Dutz (Art), of Warren, Michigan; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 30, 2019, at Doyle Nazarene Church. Bro. Tracy Curtis will officiate. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 30, at the church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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