After graduating from Holt High School, he became a vehicle painter and ultimately spent many years in employment at AIS Construction in Lansing.
John was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and excelled at reconstruction of recreational vehicles and automobiles. He enjoyed building anything for his family and friends, volunteering with his church, gardening, and competing with his siblings with his outdoor Christmas displays. He was devoted to his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Anderson (1972). He is survived by his daughter April and her fiancé, Vince Flores; his daughter, Amanda; his son, Colton, and his fiancée, Alianny Perez; his son, Brandon Earegood; his grandchildren, Izayik, Alonika, Antonie’o, John, Isabel, Jacoby; his mother, Theresa (Edward) Schubert; brothers, David (Nancy), Russell (Diane), Chris, Jim and Tim; sister, Kim (David Peck); numerous dear nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins; and Childrens’ Mothers and special friends, Molly Ramos and Teresa Anderson.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will follow at Union Home Cemetery in Maple Rapids, Michigan. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.