Herman “Shield” Anderson, Jr. passed away peacefully on Friday, February 15th, 2019 surrounded by family. Shield was the son of Herman S. Anderson, Sr. and Estelle Vaughn Anderson. Shield was raised in Andersonville, Virginia where he spent his later years farming beef cattle and making hay. Shield began his career as a business man in 1956 when he opened Anderson Tire Company in Dillwyn, VA.
He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1952-1954 and was stationed in Germany.
He married Barbara Ann Wood of Wingina, VA. He and Barbara had two sons, William S.“Bill” Anderson and Brian Keith Anderson.
He was blessed with four beloved grandchildren, Anne Tyler, Amber Alease, Porter Brooks, and Bailey Ann.
Shield was a stern businessman, but would always lend a hand or the shirt off his back to help out those in need. He will truly be missed by those in the community. He is proceeded in death by his mother and father, Herman and Estelle, by his wife Barbara, and by his oldest son, Bill. He is survived by his two sisters, Claudia Chisholm and Estaline “Teen” McCraw, his son Brian (Denise), granddaughters Anne Tyler, Amber, & Bailey, and grandson, Brooks.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 American Standard Version (ASV)
3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every [a]purpose under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Shield has found his peace, and is now rejoicing with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 376 Dixie Hill Rd, Dillwyn, VA 23936
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:00AM in Bethel United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 5:00PM - 8:00PM at Puckett Funeral Home. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.