David James Anders IV, 74, of Wilmington passed gently from his earthly life on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.
He was born March 8, 1943 in Wilmington, the son of the late David James Anders III and Dixie Baker Anders Scott.
Jimmy is survived by his brother, Alton T. Anders (Patsy); sisters, Judy A. Thomas (Glenn) and Ann A. Williamson (William); and many nieces and nephews.
Jimmy was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church. He served honorably in the US Air Force, serving two of his four years as a medic in Japan. Being an honor student, Jimmy was a graduate of Cape Fear Community College. As a career he was employed with Exxon as a merchant seaman.
Prior to being consumed by mental illness and dementia, Jimmy was very intelligent, a history buff and a lover of music. For the past 40 some years during his illness, Jimmy continued to have a sweet spirit and a kind heart. The small kindnesses shown to him were very important to Jimmy and he continued to love his family.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Harmony Presbyterian Church, 7640 Wildcat Road, Harrells NC with funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Pastor Jim Owen will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Condolences and shared memories may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home. Burgaw.
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Dear Judy, Alton, Ann and extended family, I can't imagine how hard this loss is for all of you. I hope that soon all the happy memories you have will overshadow the sadness of his passing. My love to you all.
Submitted by Karen Gilley on Jan 2 2018 09:07:53 AM
I am sorry to hear about the passing of David. He was such a sweetheart. I met David back in 2003 while working.
To the family,
May God continue to comfort you in your time of need. Just remember that when one is absent from the body they are preset and at peace with the Lord.
Submitted by Marcia Andrews on Jan 2 2018 07:48:43 AM
Family of David Anders IV,
There are few experiences more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. Having endured such a loss, I find comfort in knowing death was not God’s mankind and his purpose has not changed.
God’s word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8). It is comforting to know that the grief and sorrow we experience is temporary. (Revelation 21:4). It is because of Jehovah God’s purpose and great love for mankind, that the restoration of life is guaranteed!
Jesus not only spoke of the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), he himself was resurrected by his Father and performed many miracles including resurrections. All such miraculous events took place on earth giving us a precious glimpse of what is to come! (Acts 24:15)
As you cherish the many fond memories of Mr. Anders, may Jehovah God continue to bless your family during this difficult time and in the days ahead......
Submitted by A. Marie Casey on Jan 1 2018 10:06:43 AM
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