Gerald D. (Jerry), (Slim) Anderson, age 62, of Ulysses, Kansas died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born September 9, 1949 in Ulysses, Kansas, the son of James Harold and Libby Marie (Thornton) Anderson.
Jerry was a graduate of Ulysses High School and attended Hutchinson Junior College. He returned home to work in the family businesses and later became an owner of Anderson Motor Company and Anderson Automotive (NAPA); retiring in 2007. Jerry married Sonia Alvarez in January 2003. He served on the City Council, Grant County Economic Development Corporation and was a former Rotarian. Jerry was interested in and restored a Cushman Scooter, was a race car fan and owned a car that was raced in Dodge City by Merle Tully. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, had a private pilot’s license, and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sonia of the home; three stepchildren; five step grandchildren; brothers, Jim Anderson and wife Wilma of Ulysses, Kansas, Leon Anderson and wife Gloria of St. Louis, Missouri, Steve Anderson and wife Rhonda of Ulysses; Bill Anderson of Ulysses, Kansas; sister, Patty Shapland and companion Ronald Craft of Ulysses, Kansas; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be held Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses, Kansas with Reverend Sam Bynum and Reverend Bill Harrold officiating. Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the Historic Adobe Museum or the Country View Baptist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.