NORMAN — Arthur “Art” Robert Anderson, 64, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. Art was born in Mangilao Village, Guam, to Jose Francisco and Urelia Anderson.
Art achieved a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 23 years, earning a bronze star before retiring as a 1st Sergeant in 1991.
He loved his family and enjoyed playing and teasing all those around him. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed being outdoors casting a line or playing golf with his friends. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping and tinkering around the house. Art’s family and friends will remember him for his ability to make them laugh.
Art was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Joseph, David, George and John; and father-in-law, Matthew Hack Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Doris; son, Andrew Joseph Anderson and wife Melissa of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Leslie Anderson and husband Tyler Haley of Noble; one brother, Peter Francisco and wife Annie of Guam; three sisters, Evelyn Francisco of Camas, Wash., Patricia Mendiola of Guam and Cecilia Navarro and husband Ernie of Guam; brother in-law, Matthew Hack Jr. and wife Connie of Norman; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation will begin for friends at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will be followed by a Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m. in Havenbrook Funeral Home chapel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 N. Porter Ave. in Norman. Interment will follow at Hack Cemetery in Millerton.
Arrangements for Art and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.
Online condolences may be shared at havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Wednesday, July 31, 2013