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Alvin A. Anderson

Alvin A. "Butch" Anderson went to be with his God on April 10, 2011.

Born May 10, 1945, he was the son of the late Alvin A. and Laura Belle Taylor Anderson of Diamond.

Butch attended Dupont High School and graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1963. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree from West Virginia University.

Butch loved life and lived it fully. His love was obvious for his God, family, country and friends. Butch never tolerated bias toward or mistreatment of any of God's children. A longtime member of Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder and a faithful member of the church choir. He dedicated his life to education, in the academic setting, at Scout camp and coached sports on many levels. His love for the West Side was evidenced by his more than 30 years volunteering with youth leagues, especially West Side Basketball. The emphasis of his life was not on winning, but helping both kids and adults make positive decisions and giving everyone a fair opportunity. Everyone knew where he stood on issues; there never was any question.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Joyce Dahlin Anderson; and their children, whom he adored: his son, Jonathan and his wife, Amanda; and daughter, Jennifer Hill and her husband, Andy. He was blessed with two wonderful granddaughters, Brianna Lee Anderson and Emma Katherine Hill. Also surviving is his sister, Janice Anderson Turner of Macon, Georgia.