Anthony (Tony) Peoples Anderson of Savannah, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 following a short illness.
He was born on December 7, 1950 in Johnson City, Tennessee to Guy and Euretha Anderson.
Tony grew up in Johnson City and after graduating high school joined the Marines. Tony served for three years and then returned to Johnson City to work for CSX Railroad while attending college at East Tennessee State University. He graduated with a degree in Accounting. Upon graduation Tony spent time traveling to places including Peru, Spain and Egypt. He then began working for the Board of Regents in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1991 he married Estela and they moved to Savannah, Georgia after Tony began working for the Georgia Ports Authority. He worked for GPA for 22 years until he retired in 2013. His last position was Fringe Benefits Manager, where he helped and cared for a lot of employees and their families.
Tony was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Savannah, previously serving as the head of the finance committee. Prior to that he was a member of N.G. Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church in Tennessee.
Tony loved his family and was a great cook. Tony also enjoyed Western movies, history, collecting arrowheads and was an avid reader. Tony had a great passion for the mountains and working on his family farm in Johnson City. Tony was also a true servant; having volunteered at his church, the Exchange Club, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and helped to care for his mother, mother-in-law and his neighbors.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Euretha Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Estela; his son, Nicholas; stepdaughter, Alina (Bradley) Odom; and grandchildren Ava and Grant Odom. He is also survived by his brother, Steven (Claudia) Anderson; niece, Amber Anderson and nephew, Eric Anderson of Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: N.G. Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3031 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601 or to Immanuel Baptist Church, 7375 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, GA 31406.
The family will have a Memorial Service in Johnson City, Tennessee in the Spring of 2021.Print This Obituary & Condolences