Max D. Anderson
Max D. Anderson Born near Davenport, Nebraska, in 1919, to John William Franklin Anderson and Lena Mabel Lambert Anderson, Max D. Anderson grew up on a farm near Springview. WWI had ended as well as the Great Influenza Pandemic. Barnstormers and Lindbergh’s flights had piqued Max’s interest in the new field of aviation. He learned to fly in 1938 over the objection of his parents who thought aviation a frivolous sport. Having enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of WWII, Max was assigned to the naval air station in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he met Flossie, the love of his life. Their love and devotion to each other only grew over the next 76 years.
Max’s aviation career began in the Navy. He instructed pilots at Cuddihy Field in Corpus Christi and flew the PB2Y, a flying boat, on supply missions over the Pacific during WWII. He became a corporate pilot, flying for Pearl Equipment Co., McDowell Enterprises, and Delta Coal Co. He also flew for the state of Tennessee. He enjoyed flying, believing that he flew in the best era of aviation.
Max loved the Lord, serving Him in local congregations: Hermitage Hills Baptist Church and Victory Baptist Church. He loved helping people, whether it was repairing neighbor’s lawnmowers or setting up flags each year for Mt. Juliet’s Field of Flags. He was practical in showing God’s love for each person he met.
In their later years, Max and Flossie enjoyed the sense of community and belonging at Rutland Place and Carrick Glen. In Max’s almost 102 years, he lived a full and active life. He is survived by wife Flossie; daughter, Janice (William); daughter-in-law, Sally; grandchildren: Andi (Jim) and Scott (Lacey); great-grandson, Cash; sister, Ruth Ewen. He is preceded in death by son, Glen Anderson; sister Phylis Linse. A visitation for Max will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Victory Baptist Church. Services will be held 1 pm Monday at Victory Baptist Church with Dr. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment to follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Rutland Place Staff Christmas Fund, Victory Baptist Church or the Nashville Rescue Mission.
Graveside Military Honors will be provided by the US Navy and Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281 Honor Guard.
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