James William Anderson, III, “Jim,” 74 of Springfield, slipped peacefully into Paradise at home with his beloved wife, Marta, at his side after a sudden illness on June 20, 2022.

He attended SMS in Springfield, where he met his future wife, Marta Hammond.  Jim and Marta were married in 1971.  He earned his B.S. in Business from SMS in 1972.  Jim was then hired into Kraft Foods Management and relocated to Tennessee, where his cherished daughters, Brooke and Jenny, were born. In 1980, Jim, Marta, and his family returned to Springfield, where Jim pursued a successful career in Industrial Water Management.  Jim was a member of High Street Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marta; two daughters, Brooke Mathews and husband, Dan; Jenny Sledge and husband, Phillip; two granddaughters, Gabrielle and Grace Anne Mathews; one grandson, John Sledge; three siblings, Terry, Monty, and Don Anderson, as well as many adoring friends and relatives.

Visitation for Jim will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Friday, June 24, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East.  

Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m.  Saturday, June 25, at the funeral home with burial at Eastlawn Cemetery following the service.