Mr. Ronald “Gene” Eugene Anderson, 69, of Elk Creek, Va., passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C. He was born in Grayson County, Va., on Feb. 26, 1953. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Bane Anderson Sr.; sister, Barbara Anderson Dieffenbach; and niece, Sandra Kaye Anderson.

Gene was a devoted husband to Brenda for 52 years. He was a truck driver for 35 years and came off the road and worked an additional 10 years before his retirement in 2010. Since then, he enjoyed friends, gardening and just being at home. He was a very loving uncle, instilling many of life’s values in his many nieces and nephews. The neighbor and church children became his and Brenda’s children. Gene was loved by many families, close friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Wagoner Anderson; his mother, Mary Elizabeth Anderson; brothers, Bane Anderson Jr. and wife, Peggy, of Galax, Va., Danny Anderson and wife, Carolyn of Independence, Va., Dennis Anderson of Independence, Va. and James Anderson of Independence, Va.; sisters, Shirley Hackler of Independence, Va. and Tina Walls and husband, Marty, of Independence, Va.; brother-in-law, Jimmy Lee Wagoner and wife, Lisa, of Wytheville, Va.; sister-in-law, Debra W. Stanley and special friend, Stanley Coley, of Wytheville, Va.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery beginning at 2 p.m. Chuck Edwards and John Fabron Kelly will officiate. Friends may call upon the family at the home in Elk Creek or the home of his mother, Mary Anderson, Hardin Road, Independence, Va.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, neighbors, friends and church family for the love and support shown to them during this difficult time.

The care of Mr. Anderson has been entrusted to High Country Services. Online condolences can be made at highcountryservice.com.