Gary Wayne Anderson, of Duncan, was born July 31, 1952, in Long Beach, California, to Charles and Katherine (Brem) Anderson. He passed away on September 23, 2019, at the age of 67.
Gary married Peggy Shackleford on October 2, 1973, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a member of Gospel Tabernacle in Marlow. Gary was employed by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Maintenance for 36 years. During his tenure with ODOT, he was given multiple awards.
He loved his family. Over the last 25 years, he became a foster dad to over 200 children. He loved music and enjoyed fishing.
Gary is survived by his wife, Peggy; children: Daniel and wife Jessica Anderson of Marlow, Renee and husband Chad Bernard of Edmond, Joanna and husband Chris Gore of Duncan, Jeremy and wife Heather Anderson of Lynchburg, VA, Anita Anderson of Tulsa, Trevor Anderson of Duncan, Trenton Anderson of Duncan, Shay Anderson of Duncan, Chayne Anderson of Duncan, Jerry Anderson of Duncan; 15 grandchildren; brothers: Clifford and wife Roberta Anderson of Blanchard, Joe and wife Miriam Anderson of Duncan, Melvin and wife Kristie Anderson of Comanche; and sisters: Martha and husband Tom Roberts of Branson, MO, Mary Anderson of Nashville, TN, Molly Anderson of Marlow, Kathy Bilbry of Duncan, Virginia Franklin of Duncan.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.