William Preston Anderson
He was was born in Harvey, Illinois, July 16, 1949. His family moved to Sterling City, Texas when he was a year old.
At age 17, he left high school, joined the Marine Corps and proudly served in Vietnam. After leaving the Corps, he returned to Kansas City where his family was living and completed high school and started college simultaneously. He graduated from Finley Engineering College with a degree in Architectural Engineering.
Anderson was a custom home builder in Wichita, Kansas before returning to Texas in 1978. Pursuing real estate development and other real estate related fields, Anderson settled on being an appraiser and remained one for 30 years.
He met his wife Bobi at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin. After marrying in 1994, they stayed in Austin until 2004 when they settled in Salado.
Anderson was an active member of First Baptist Church of Salado.
He is survived by his wife Bobi; three sons, Trey Blankenship and wife Katherine of Napa CA, Colin Blankenship of Austin and Preston Anderson and wife Coryn of Houston, and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Sherry Truett of Oklahoma, Candace Anderson of Austin and brother Andy Anderson of Lampasas.
Services will be at 10 a.m. June 26 at the Killeen Veteran’s Cemetery. A life celebration will follow at the First Baptist Church at noon on June 26.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Salado Tomorrow Fund.