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Luther "Red" Anderson

June 10, 1942 June 23, 2021
Luther "Red" Anderson
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Obituary for Luther "Red" Anderson

Luther "Red" Burtrand Anderson Sr., age 79, of Oxford, passed away peacefully with loved ones at his side on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021.

Red was a kind husband, father, and grandfather. His generosity, forgiveness, and love for his family are unmatched during his time here on Earth. He will be deeply missed in this life but will be received in Heaven by his loving wife Sharon Gail Anderson, his best friend Tom Jones, his brother Kirk Anderson and his parents Andy and Goldie Anderson. Red leaves behind four children (Debbie, Shelly & Greg, Chip & Jen, and Gail & Dave), ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Red was born June 10th, 1942, in Pontiac, Michigan, where he grew up in Auburn Hills. During his high school years, he met his first love while working at A&P grocery store as a bagger, Sharon was there with her mother, and as the story goes, it was love at first sight that endured 61 years of marriage. The two of them ran off to Missouri to get married at the age of 16. They were inseparable during the decades spent together, cherishing every moment and bringing the family together at all times of the year.

He will be missed and remembered by all for his strength of character, caring nature, thoughtfulness, and genuine love. He defined what a man should be by guiding as a role model, mentor, advocate, and friend. You could always count on him to listen to your problems and provide sound advice. So many of us will miss our evening chats with him. All of us have been touched by his compassion and love in one way or another. His compassion evidenced his care for others; Red cared for his mother-in-law, father-in-law, his father, and his loving bride until their very last days over the last 15 years of his natural life.

Red had a passion for stock car racing and was a skilled champion short-track car owner and driver. Many Thursday and Saturday nights were spent by Chip and Gail watching their father and their mother dominate the competition at Mt Clemens Speedway. But, when he retired from racing, that didn't stop his passion for going fast and turning left. He recorded thousands of hours of Nascar on VHS, DVD, and DVR over the years. He watched every race with enthusiasm and cherished his Saturday nights at the speedway with his grandkids and friends.

Red had a way of making people feel special by his genuine interest and the undivided attention he gave to those he was conversing with. Red will be deeply missed but will not be forgotten. He lives within all of us, providing the wisdom and guidance to be better people and care for all.
Rest in Peace at Mother's side – We all love you.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 3-7 PM. A graveside service will take place at Christian Memorial Gardens West, 521 E. Hamlin Rd, Rochester Hills on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 11 AM.

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Visitation

Saturday

26

Jun

3:00 PM 6/26/2021 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/26/2021 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford

39 W. Burdick
Oxford, MI 48371

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford
39 W. Burdick Oxford 48371 MI
United States

Graveside Service

Sunday

27

Jun

11:00 AM 6/27/2021 11:00:00 AM
Christian Memorial Gardens West

521 E. Hamlin Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Christian Memorial Gardens West
521 E. Hamlin Rd Rochester Hills 48307 MI
United States
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