Thomas D. “Tom” Anderson, 62, of Emporia, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Lakepoint Rehabilitation Center in El Dorado. A celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will follow in Americus Cemetery, Emporia.
Tom was born on Dec. 10, 1950 in Emporia, the son of Wendell S. and Doris L. (Brown) Anderson. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 1968 and then Emporia State College in 1972. Tom was a Police Officer at Emporia State University for 28 years. He loved riding bikes, reading and working with gadgets.
Those who survive include two sisters, Loraine H. Anderson of Wichita and Wava Craft and husband Mike of El Dorado; a brother, Michael Anderson and wife LaVona of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials for Emporia State University Police Department. These may be left or sent to Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado who are in charge of the arrangements. Condolences to the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.com.