Joseph L. Anderson

October 17, 2020


Joseph L. Anderson, 72, died Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, VA.

A native of Surry, Virginia, Joseph graduated in 1967 from Surry County Public Schools. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  He worked as a pipefitter at Newport News Shipbuilding and retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Joseph was a member and deacon of Mount Nebo Baptist Church of Surry, VA.

Survivors include his wife, Doris C. Anderson, his children Gerard L. Anderson of Norfolk, VA and Pansy Evans of Virginia Beach, VA.  Siblings are John P. Anderson, Judy Anderson, Barbara Anderson, James Anderson, Michael Anderson, Patricia Coston (Chauncey) and Vanessa Winfield (Herbert).  He is also survived by his aunt Louise Bailey of New Jersey, four grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and many friends.  

Viewing will be held on Sunday, October 25th from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at Poole’s Funeral Home.  A private funeral for the family (invitation only) will be held on Monday, October 26th.  Burial will be in Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery.  

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to his family or Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 5738 Colonial Trail E., Surry, VA.  All visitors please follow COVID-19 CDC regulations.


To send flowers to Joseph's family, please visit our floral store.


October 25, 2020

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Funeral Service
October 26, 2020

7:00 PM

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