Bradly Dean Anderson of Justin, Texas died peacefully in his sleep on April 11, 2021 at the age of 53. He was the beloved father of Faith Ann Anderson and brother of Darren Duane Anderson. He is also survived by his former wife Melissa Ann Anderson (née Geanisis) and many aunts, uncles and cousins in Michigan and Iowa. He is predeceased by his parents Dennis Dean Anderson and Mary Louise Anderson (née Erkkila), and his brother Kevin Wayne Anderson.
Brad was born in Marquette, MI on March 3, 1968. The family lived in Michigan, North Dakota, and Louisiana, finally settling in Phoenix, Arizona, where Brad graduated from high school. He attended Glendale and South Mountain Community Colleges. Brad then joined the US Army serving at Ft. Devens, Ma, Korea, and lastly at Ft. Huachuca in Arizona working in Military Intelligence and what was then experimental drones, achieving the rank of Staff Sargent. He will be buried with full military honors.
After serving in the military for 9 years, Brad worked in the private sector as a Senior Tech Support Engineer for Zensar. He was also a man of deep faith, worshipping with Kenneth Copeland on TV and, after moving to Texas, at the Eagle Mountain International Church. He was also involved with Kenneth Copeland Ministries serving as a Security Guard. He loved helping many people, including opening his home to those in need.
Brad loved to fly and was a private pilot (as was his dad); he enjoyed driving motorcycles, Karate, baseball, softball, fishing, his bowling league, playing his guitar and playing cards with family and friends. He loved to cook and grill, making some amazing meals. Another activity he loved was to watch his daughter Faith play soccer and doing Karate with her, as well as going to school with her including spending lunchtime with her — he even volunteered to be a Watch Dog. He and Melissa were together for 28 years, most of which were very happy. Brad was a great Dad and friend and will be missed by many.