Speechwriter & Business Writer

Warren H. "Sandy" Anderson

Mr. Anderson, 78, of Charlotte, NC died Friday, December 27, 2013, at Novant Health Presbyterian.

On July 10th, at 3:00 PM, Inunrnment services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Sandy was born in Evanston, IL on October 23, 1935, the son of the late William Anderson and Carol McKeown Anderson.

Sandy was a career military officer and was awarded a Silver Star for gallantry in action, among several other medals. He retired from the US Army with the rank of Lt. Colonel having served as a speechwriter, writing for then President Gerald Ford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and three Secretaries of the Army. Subsequently he was a corporate and consultant writer. Sandy was an avid tennis player and enjoyed writing, computers and guitar. He also enjoyed teaching, writing poetry and serving as an editorial writer for The Charlotte Observer.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Anderson; son, Scott Anderson and wife, Holly; daughter, Connie Furr and husband, Tim; grandchildren, Ross and Charlotte Anderson and Jamie Furr; stepsons, Thomas and Don Dibert; stepdaughter, Laura Dean; step grandchildren, Kate and Stephanie Dibert, Don Dibert, II, Jacob Dibert, M.J. and Sydney Dean.

A service to celebrate his life was held at 4:00 PM Sunday, December 29, 2013, in the chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service. The family received friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Directions to Arlington National Cemetery.