Clyde Anderson passes

We pay honor to

Clyde Anderson

who died August 25, 2015


in Live Oak, Florida 32060


The prayers of the

Lecanto Church of Christ

Lecanto, Florida 34460

will be with Ms. Linda Anderson, his wife

all the family and a host of friends!



Celebration of Life

Burlington-Santa Fe

Church of Christ


Saturday, August 29, 2015

10:00 - 11:00 A.M.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

11:00 A.M.


Santa Fe Cemetery


March 30, 1944 - August 25, 2015

  Clyde was born March 30, 1944 in Savannah, Georgia to Clyde, Sr. and Dorothy (Murphy) Anderson. He had 3 sisters, Faye Anderson McKinney, Sandra Anderson Bland, and Anita Anderson Randolph. In 1955 the family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where Clyde met the love of his life, Linda Griffitts. They were married on July 3, 1963.

A fiercely independent man, a dedicated husband, a wonderful father and a good friend, Clyde was filled with integrity and determination and had a huge love for his family and church. Clyde and Linda have been strong church going members since they first met in church at the age of 14. Clyde served as a deacon and elder for about 40 years. Currently they attend the Burlington Santa Fe church of Christ in Branford.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Dorothy, and sister Faye McKinney. Survivors include his wife, Linda, who has stood by his side for 52 glorious years, daughter, Rebecca (Daniel) Wharton and son, Russell Anderson, Grandchildren: Devon, Araya, Cole, Alyssa, Dagen, Joshua, Bethany, grand son-in-law, Matthew Moses and great grandson, Ansen, and numerous nieces and nephews. Countless hours were spent with family and friends fishing in their pond, grooming horses, working the land and enjoying life – often with trips to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, with as many children and grandchildren as could be gathered together to have fun. We love you Clyde. May you rest in peace. -

 Clyde's work with tool & die and manufacturing industry began with Spicer Industries. At 26 years of age he began his first business in Pompano Beach, obtaining his work through selling himself and his capabilities to potential customers. With Linda by his side, they began a life-long endeavor to build a strong solid business. In 1982 the operation was moved to Lake City, FL. Eventually, the business transitioned into outdoor advertising, and Anderson Outdoors was begun. His grandson Devon, continues to head the business.


In an hour like this, our souls are stirred to their very depths for we come to pay tribute of one who has been near and dear to us for many years.
In such an hour as this words seem to be poor objects with which we must fashion the innermost feelings and thoughts of our hearts. How difficult it becomes to put into words those things that should be spoken.
It has been said of Him that He was A fiercely independent man. I know that he was a dedicated husband, a wonderful father and a good friend.

Clyde was filled with integrity and determination and had a huge love for his family and church.
Clyde and Linda have been strong church going members since they first met. Clyde served as a deacon and elder for about 40 years.
As I look back on the Godly Characteristics which I saw in Clyde, I think of him in regards to many admonitions Paul and John make in Scripture..
Clyde was strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. ( 2 Tim. 2:1)
Clyde took the things that He had heard of many witnesses, and committed the same to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others. (2 Tim. 2:2)
Clyde endured hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. . ( 2 Tim. 2:3)
Clyde Studied to show himself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15)
Clyde lived Paul's admonition in Galatians 6:2: "2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."
And Galatians 6:10
10 "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."
On a very personal note, I want to say, "thank you Clyde, for your setting such an awesome example of as an Elder of God's people, and a faithful servant of the living God!

Clyde came almost every day during the 10 months my wife, Jackie, was dying to supply our needs.
What an awesome reunion that must have been on August 25th when he answered the Call of Our God to Come Home.

I love you Clyde. Yes, You will rest in peace.



When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me. I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free.

Miss me a little, but not for long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take, and eac must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know. And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss Me - But let me go!

  When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready, In heaven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye, For all my life, I'd always Thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized, That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me.. From His great golden throne.

  I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free;
I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.


(Author Unknown)

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