LeeRoy Clinton Anderson

March 25, 1949 - June 05, 2020
Leeroy Clinton Anderson

LeeRoy Anderson, age 71, Joplin, passed away at 1:14 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 at Freeman West Hospital. LeeRoy was born March 25, 1949 in Webb City, Missouri to the late Lee P. Anderson and Emma Faye Goheen Anderson and had lived in the Joplin area all of his life. Following graduation from Seneca High School, LeeRoy worked over thirty years at Lozier. He then worked at Chef Solutions in Baxter Springs and eight years at Wal-Mart.

LeeRoy was known for his loud laugh-he could always be found by it! He was a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints; he enjoyed western books; was an avid horseshoe player and loved to fish. He collected monopoly games and decks of cards. His family says he was the ultimate ‘risk’ player when they went against him in any game. LeeRoy was a deacon and faithful member of Central Christian Center for many years. He will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him.

He married Erma Lou King on June 8, 1968 in Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Casandra Bidwell and husband, Ernest, Independence, Kansas; two sons, LeeRoy Anderson, II and wife, Ellyn, Neosho, Robert Anderson and wife, Heather, Joplin; grandchildren, Meagan Leaman and husband, Will, Victoria Lynn, Valerie Wamego and husband, William IV, Kayla, Carissa, Allan Anderson; great grandchildren, Brett, Brooke, Kendra, Liam; and a brother, Michael Anderson.

In addition to his parents, Lee Roy was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Elizabeth Angel Lynn; two brothers, Jim and Faron Anderson; and a stepmother, Virginia Anderson.

A Celebration of life will be held Friday, June 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Central Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Souls Harbor of Joplin, in care of the mortuary.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.