Thomas Edward Anderson

June 25, 1943 - November 22, 2013

Thomas Edward Anderson, age 70, of Plano, Texas, passed away November 22, 2013, in Plano. Thomas was born June 25, 1943, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Lee Edward and Virna (Moore) Anderson. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. Thomas married Cleotilde “Coty” Rodriguez on December 27, 1967, in Raymondville, Texas. He grew up in Ninnekah, Oklahoma, where he attended school and graduated from Ninnekah High School in 1961. Thomas worked for Atrium for a number of years until his retirement. He went back to work in 2013 for Aramark at Allen High School. Thomas enjoyed hunting, classic cars, and watching the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Texas Rangers.

He is survived by his wife, Coty Rodriguez Anderson of Plano, Texas; daughter, Shannon Rodriguez Anderson, also of Plano; brother, Don Anderson of California; sister, Carmelita Rodriguez of Raymondville, Texas; great-aunt, Alice Terry of Chickasha, Oklahoma; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Norma Anderson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2013 with a rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.

Memorial contributions may be made in Thomas’s name to the Collin County LULAC Council #4537 Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 861125, Plano, Texas, 75086.

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Tom was a good friend and always enjoyed his company. Will be greatly missed from all those people he touched. My condolences to the Anderson family members. God bless you Tom. Roy Becerra, October 25, 2014 District 3 offers our sincere condolences to Coty and Shannon during this time of mourning. Lulac District 3 Rene martinez, November 26, 2013 Lulac council 151 in Galveston sends their deepest condolences.. May The Lord be with you all in this very trying time Anna Olivares, November 25, 2013 Our deepest condolences to you Tia Coty and Shannon. May the Lord receive Uncle Tom in his presence to have eternal life. We continue to pray for your comfort and strength during this difficult time. Eddie Jr, Yolie, Trey and Briana Chapa, November 25, 2013 Tom was a loving and friendly brother-in-law. He enjoyed coming to Raymondville to hunt at Rodriguez Ranch. God bless our sister Coty and niece Shannon. Manuel and Christina Caldera, November 24, 2013