Philip “Nugget” Anderson Jr., age 76, passed away March 12, 2020. He was born on April 19, 1943 to Philip N. Anderson Sr. and Norma Lee Ilse in Corpus Christi, TX. He was raised in Corpus Christi, TX, where he graduated from the Corpus Christi College Academy in 1961.
He worked in sales for the majority of his adult life. He began his career with Champion Spark Plug Company, with whom he was employed for more than 20 years. He then worked for Arnold Oil Company and most recently with Sames Ford.
Nugget enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, home improvement and spending time with friends, family and loved ones. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness, and his devotion to family and friends. He loved telling a good joke! He always kept busy whether working, fishing, building patios and ponds or growing plumeria plants. “Poppie” enjoyed being with his “bugs” (granddaughters), attending plays, talent shows, school activities and soccer games.
Philip is preceded in death by his parents, Philip N. Anderson Sr. and Norma Lee Anderson. Along with his sister, Jane Riner.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Katherine; his daughter, Melanie (Joseph) Van Maren; his granddaughters, Helena, Ava, and Milla Van Maren; his sister, Phyllis “Ditty” Trout; and Linda Anderson.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening.
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