CANFIELD -- Memorial services celebrating the life of Jim Anderson will be held noon Saturday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High St., Worthington.
Local services will include calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. April 2 at the Lane Family Funeral Home Canfield Chapel.
Jim was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Fairmont, W.Va., the son of A. James ''Pete'' and Nell Glover Anderson. Jim died peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Jim attended George Washington University, Washington D.C., Sam Houston State College, Huntsville, Texas, graduated from Columbus University, Washington, D.C., with a degree in accounting. When Jim was in the eighth grade he won the West Virginia state history contest the Golden Horseshoe award.
After college he served proudly in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 45 in the European Theater and the Battle of the Bulge receiving the Purple Heart.
Jim entered the FBI in 1942 and served at various locations, retiring in 1977 from Youngstown where he was Special Agent in Charge. After retiring from the FBI he had his own bank and security consulting firm until 2008. He also participated in real estate and gas and oil entities.
He was a member of Canfield United Methodist Church, past president and served on many boards of the Kiwanis Club of Canfield. Jim was a charter member of the FBI American Legion Post, member of Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and the Cleveland Chapter of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He was also a Member of University Club and various police organizations.
He was a former member of the Salem Golf Club and was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. Jim loved to do woodworking and enjoyed working outdoors in his yard and garden.
Jim will be sadly missed by his daughters, Sandy McCrea of Sandusky, and Vicki (Steve) Buchenroth of Worthington; brother Ralph (Norma) Anderson of Shinnston, W.Va.; grandchildren, Michael (Pamela) McCrea, Kelly (Brian) Hershey, Matt Buchenroth and Sarah Buchenroth; four great grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Betty Russell Anderson, whom he married June 22, 1946, and who died April 21, 2007; and his sister Ann (John) Boyce.
The Anderson family requests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to Western Mahoning County Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 643 Canfield, Ohio 44406 or to the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation, 3717 Fettier Park Dr. Dumfries, Va. 22025 in Jim's memory.