P.L. “Lanier” Anderson, Jr.

Paschal Lanier Anderson Jr., 99, of Stratford House, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Born August 30, 1914, in Danville, Virginia, he was the son and only child of Paschal Lawrence Anderson and Ellen Hawkins Anderson. Living his entire life in Danville, he attended the city schools. While acquiring his degree from the University of Richmond, he was a member of Kappa Sigma social fraternity.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a communications officer. In 1947, he became an FCC licensed radio amateur and retained that interest for the remainder of his life. For fourteen years he served as a national director of the American Radio Relay League, headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church.

In 1936, he entered business with his father, and in 1941 the firm became known as P.L. Anderson & Son, builders. On April 16, 1938, he was married to Marie Harwell Anderson, who predeceased him in 2007. He was a former member of the Danville Golf Club, Faith Home board, Lions Club, German Club, and Young Men's Club.

Following a private burial, funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend John Carroll officiating.

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