James Lawrence “Andy” Anderson, Sr., 78, of Pinopolis, SC, entered into eternal rest Thursday, July 14, 2016. His funeral service will be held Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Northwood Church, 2600 North Main Street, Summerville, at 3:00 pm. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road.
Andy was born June 17, 1938 in Beech Hill, WV, son of the late Preston R. Anderson and the late Ethel Bernice Lewis Anderson. Andy was a US Navy veteran. He was a General Contractor, a former instructor for the contractor license test and FEMA Disaster Housing Inspector. Andy was a member of the National Association of Home Builders, Past President of local and state associations and a member of the SC Housing Hall of Fame. He was a member of Northwood Church.
He is survived by his wife, Carla Anderson; two sons, James L. Anderson, Jr. (Jeanie) of Charlotte, NC and Kenneth M. Anderson (Delores) of Summerville, SC; stepson, Mark Alan Van Haelst (Jennifer) of Goose Creek, SC; stepdaughter, Kelly Jean Van Haelst of Pinopolis, SC; grandchildren: Michael, Robert, Mathew, Lauren and Joseph Van Haelst, Danae Merrick (Mark), Melody Herman (Craig), Erin Summers (Justin) and Kenneth M. Anderson, Jr. (Liz); brother, The Rev. Dr. David L. Anderson of Louisville, KY (Kathi). He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kathryn Anderson
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to National Housing Endowment, 1201 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Andy was a Life NAHB Director from Charleston.