Jeff Council "J. C." Anderson, age 84, of Aven Lane, Abingdon, Virginia, and a native and former resident of Watauga County, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born July 2, 1937 in Watauga County, he was a son of Bynum Marion and Lucy Hayes Anderson. J. C. was a veteran of the US Navy. After returning to Boone, he pastored the First Christian Church of Boone, then Borderview Christian Church in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and Poplar Creek Church of Christ in Grundy, Virginia. J.C. was known as a spiritual, loving, and caring man of God who loved everyone unconditionally.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Fox Anderson; son, Jeff Anderson and wife, Kip of Elizabethton, TN; grandson, Wes Anderson and wife, Katie, of Cleveland, TN and granddaughter, Arin Anderson French and husband, Will, of Maryville, TN and great-grandchildren, J. C. Anderson of Cleveland, TN, Alli and Rue French, both of Maryville, TN. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joey Anderson; sisters, Neva Bentley, Ella Mae Trivette, Verlee Cole and Judy Greene; and brother, Bill Anderson.
A celebration of life service for J. C. will be conducted Sunday afternoon, March 6, at 2 o'clock at the First Christian Church, 185 Old Jonesborough Road, Abingdon, Virginia 24210.
Military graveside services provided by the US Navy, American Legion Post 130 and DAV Chapter 90 will be conducted Friday afternoon, March 11, 2022 at 1 o'clock at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens in Boone. Officiating will be Minister Tom Crise.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House, 418 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604, or to any church or charity of the donors' choice.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Anderson family.