Alfred Anderson

Alfred George Anderson, a long time resident of Conroe, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Conroe Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Anderson, the owner of Anderson Ford in Cleveland, Texas, was active in many civic and service organizations in the Conroe and Cleveland areas. He served as a long time board member of the Conroe Industrial Development Corporation and was a member of the Cleveland Economic Development Corporation. He was an active member of The Rotary Club of Lake Conroe and held many positions on the Conroe Chamber of Commerce, The Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, as well as many others. He was also a great supporter of the Senior Citizen’s Center in Cleveland.

A well respected automobile dealer, Mr. Anderson was a member of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Texas Automobile Dealers Association, Houston Automobile Dealers Association, Ford Dealers Advertising Fund, and was nominated for Dealer of the Year by the NADA in 2009.

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Alfred C. and Vashti Anderson, Alfred attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana majoring in finance.

He is preceded in death by his wife of many years, Dollie S. Anderson, his parents, his sister, Betty A. Collins, grandson Justin Bennett and son-in-law Rodney Bennett.

He is survived by his children, Sharon Anderson and husband Mario Garin, Jenny Anderson Bennett, Alfred (Buck) Anderson II and wife Avah, and Steven S. Anderson. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren Kyle Bennett and wife Christine, Adam Anderson, Anna Anderson, Matthew Anderson, and Hannah Anderson, 1 great grandchild Jasper Bennett, and many other loving family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, Cleveland, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to The Rotary Club of Lake Conroe Memory Park or The Cleveland Senior Citizens Center.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Anderson family at

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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