The Alford family sadly mourns the loss of Adam Daniel “Pen” Anderson, Sr., who was called to eternal rest on August 19, 2016. He was 91 years old.
Pen was born July 15, 1925 to Daniel Anderson and Ida Collins in Lenna, OK. He grew up in the care and guidance of Ennie and Ruth Graham, where he enjoyed good cooking and the excitement of rodeos. Pen accepted Christ at an early age. He joined the Pilgrim Baptist Church and later united with the Holy Temple House of Prayer, Grayson, OK; under the direction of Pastor Carrie Lewis in 2000 until his passing.
Pen had a good life. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was united in marriage to Ruby Alford in 1947. This marriage was later dissolved. One of Pen’s favorite quotes, “Time Waits for No Man, it Moves On.”
Funeral services were held on August 27, 2016 at St. Matthew Mission Baptist Church in Okmulgee, OK. His final resting place is at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Grayson, OK, where he was buried with full military honors performed by Ft. Sill Honors Team and the Muscogee Creek Nation Honor Guard.
Cherishing his memory are his children, Adam D. Anderson, Jr., of the home, Scoby A. Anderson, Zenobia (Johnnie) Staggers, Leon (Sharon) Anderson, Truman Anderson, Barbara Reynolds, Terry Howard and Howard “Speedy” Anderson, along with a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.
Pen was preceded in death by his former wife, Ruby Alford-Anderson. Ruby Anderson was the daughter of Lafayette Alford.