John E. Anderson

Published 5:38 pm Monday, September 28, 2020

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — John Edward Anderson, 70, passed away on Sept. 26, 2020, in his home with family by his side.

John E. Anderson

Born in Fort Benning, Georgia, he was a son of the late John Seymour Anderson Jr. and Frances Howard Anderson Bingley.

John was a security and fire control manager for DRS Aviation and head of security at the Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City.

Later in life he owned his own home improvement business called Captain Ed’s Handyman Service.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

John loved the water and lived on his boats for 25 years with his last boat being named the Captain ED II.

Left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Shelly A. Carson (Capt. Dr. Michael Carson, U.S. Navy) of Suffolk; a son, John S. Anderson (Kathy) of Suffolk; a sister, Sandy A. Edwards (Dr. Robert G. Edwards) of Franklin; a brother, Walter Thomas Anderson of Elizabeth City; and eight grandchildren, Jordan Anderson, Cody Anderson, Dylan Anderson, Jessica Capps, Riley Oliver, Jack Oliver, Matt Carson and Sarah Carson.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Southampton Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve Gibson officiating.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to any favorite charity.