Willis H. "Chuck" Anders, III

February 21, 1931 - February 15, 2016

Willis H. “Chuck” Anders, III, age 84, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on February 15, 2016.  He was born February 21, 1931, in Monroe, Louisiana to Willis Klein and Hattie (Cox) Anders. On December 15, 1989, Chuck married Jo Ann Shytles in Hawaii. He was raised by his grandparents, Willis H. and Natalie Anders in Monroe, Louisiana where he graduated from St. Matthews High School in 1948. Chuck attended Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia from 1948 until 1950. He proudly served his country from 1951 until 1954, during the Korean Conflict, as a Flight Engineer in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged. From 1955 until 1957 Chuck attended Northeast Louisiana State University in Monroe, Louisiana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. He was employed by Texas Instruments Incorporated of Dallas for thirty five years. He began his career as a manufacturing supervisor in semiconductor operations. Chuck rapidly climbed the management ladder of success, during which time he managed Texas Instruments plant sites and operations in Singapore, Sherman, Texas, El Salvador and Brazil. He retired on September 13, 1991. After his retirement, he was involved in training, education, substitute teaching, tutoring and drivers education, which he always felt was his way of returning something to society.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann “Jody” Anders of McKinney, Texas; son, Christopher Maurice Dill and wife Sharon of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Kimberly Elizabeth Dill Buie of Dallas, Texas, Julie Ann Dill Wunderlich and husband Russ of Livermore, Colorado; grandchildren, Callie Elizabeth Whitaker of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Lauren Elizabeth Hornbeck of McKinney, Texas, Kaitlin Joe Buie of Coppell, Texas, Logan Alexander Wunderlich of Dallas, Texas and Jordan Zachery Wunderlich of Olympia, Washington; great-grandson, Mikah Rayne Hornbeck of McKinney, Texas; many other loving relatives and friends.

Chuck is preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Dill Reinhard; brother, Willis Klein Anders, Jr.; and parents, Willis Klein and Hattie Anders.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 19, 2016 at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to: Special Olympics of Texas, 1804 Rutherford Lane, Austin, TX 78754 or www.sotx.org/.

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Chuck was a great friend and mentor. His enthusiasm and ethical values were contagious. It was an honor to work for and with him Jim Watson, March 12, 2016 Jody, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We know you will miss Chuck, and we will too. God bless. John and Natalie Weldon, February 17, 2016 What a fine man, he was always a mentor to me. Jody my prayers are with you. Gregg Gibbs, February 16, 2016 Jody I am sorry for your loss. He was my godfather and I will always remember him in that way. He was a great man and I always enjoyed talking Razorback football with him. He can help those HOGS now. God Bless. Lee Webster, February 16, 2016 Please accept my condolences. Chuck played a key role in the building of my 25 year career in Texas Instruments and was also a good friend. Orlando Hernandez, February 16, 2016 JODY...I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MY FRIEND. YOU HAVE SURE HAD A ROUGH TIME OF LATE. MY PRAYERS FOR YOU WILL HELP. LOVE & HUGS FROM ATLANTA DEAR JODY. YOU ARE AN ANGEL! JIM NOSSAMAN, February 15, 2016