John Marshall Anderson

Published 10:06 am Monday, May 2, 2011

John Marshall Anderson, 72, of Hanging Rock passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at his residence. The Columbus, Ind., native was born April 6, 1939, a son of the late Harry and Lillian Jackson Anderson. He was the husband of Carole “Pat” Lee Jackson who he married June 14, 1971.

John was a 1957 graduate of Bedford, Indiana School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He owned and promoted auto stunt shows and demolition derbies and was a salesman for entertainment. He was also a former promoter/entertainer for Variety Attractions in Zanesville, Ohio. He was a member of the Shepard’s Chapel and of the Protestant faith. John was a member of the NRA, the Showman’s League, Kentucky Colonel and the American Legion.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Gayle Anderson; and two brothers, Donald and James Anderson.

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In addition to his wife he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John David and Gina Anderson of Decatur, Ind.; and six grandchildren, Melanie Anderson, Zac Anderson, Lacie Anderson, Isaac Anderson, Caitlynd McKnight and Lauren McKnight.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street, Ironton with Chaplin Jimm Smedley officiating. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. At the family’s request, donations can be made to the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family please visit