Paul D. Anderson, 59


Paul Dean Anderson, 59, of rural Irving, formerly of Raymond and Litchfield, died at 2:58 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m., until the time of service, on Friday, Aug. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Litchfield. Funeral services will begin at noon at the church, with the Rev. Jason Plumer, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. A luncheon for family and friends will immediately follow and a procession will line up following the luncheon to go to Raymond City Cemetery where Mr. Anderson will be laid to rest.  Plummer Funeral Services of Litchfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Anderson was born on March 14, 1963, in Litchfield, a son of Jesse Franklin and Agnes Irene “Babe” (Stogsdill) Anderson. He married the former Shiela Rae Turner on Feb. 14, 1992, in Carlinville.

Mr. Anderson graduated from Lincolnwood High School with the Class of 1981. He worked in automotive service and sales for most of his career.  Mr. Anderson was service manager at Landmark Chrysler in Springfield and Freedom Chevrolet in Virden for several years. He did mechanical and repair work and sold pre-owned cars through the business he and his wife owned, Anderson Automotive. The couple also owned and operated Hyper Speed Transport Co., and AmeriTrailers. Mr. Anderson taught a Master Mechanic’s class to the First Baptist Church youth group. In his earlier years, he was a trained body guard and limousine driver for Star Limousine in Seattle, WA.   

Mr. Anderson was a big fan of NASCAR and racing in general. He, along with family and friends, would travel to various race venues. Mr. Anderson collected die-cast racing cars and enjoyed model railroading. He was a lover of good music, oldies, gospel and country. His favorite artist was Elvis and he was a personal friend of Garth Brooks.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Anderson is survived by his children, Sean (Heather) Rooney of Enumclaw, WA, Matthew (Jamie) Rooney of Jacksonville, Shawn (Lisa) Anderson of Alton, Eric (Melissa) Anderson of St. Louis, MO, Bo (Sadie) Godar of Chatham, David Anderson of Santa Cruz, CA, Heather (Jerry) Scheidt of Buckley, WA, Sarah (Jason) Hester of Springfield and Samantha (Justin) Lawson of Irving; siblings, George (Vickie) Anderson of Raymond, Andrea (Charles) Harston of Witt and Cheryl Zaidi of Litchfield; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Anderson is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Stacia Seaton.

Memorials are suggested to the Family of Paul D. Anderson, C/O Sheila Anderson to assist with funeral expenses. Condolences may be left online at