JD Anderson

Published 12:28 pm Thursday, June 25, 2020

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JD Anderson, Elizabethton, was born August 14, 1938 in the Stoney Creek Community to Tom Anderson and Ressie Mae Grindstaff. He attended Unaka High and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was stationed in Alaska. While in Alaska, JD and his first wife, Pattye Taylor, raised two children, Thomas and Brenda.
After serving 12 years in the USAF, JD was employed as an air traffic controller with and retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, was a licensed pilot, and was a licensed real estate agent. He returned to Elizabethton in the early ’90s where he met and married his current wife, Sharon Treadway.
Since returning to Elizabethton, JD owned and operated Hunter Guns, served as a reserve deputy, assisted with the Reserve Program at the Carter County Sheriff’s Department and later served several years as a Judicial Commissioner in the First District of Carter County. He was a member of Hunter United Methodist Church.
JD is survived by his wife, Sharon; sister, Jeannette Nave; son, Thomas Anderson; daughter, Brenda Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Todd Hamm; daughter, Angel Dixon; two granddaughters, Baylee and Bridget; and a niece, Tonia Nave. He was loved by many and he will be remembered and missed.
The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery (New Section). Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of JD to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Anderson family.

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