Richard Dave Anderson

Richard Dave Anderson, age 85, a resident of Braymer, passed away on Fri., Nov. 4, 2022 at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron. He was born the son of Thomas, II and Juanita (Wilson) Anderson on May 1, 1937 in Braymer. Richard married Myrna Del Litton on Nov. 4, 1956. She preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 1986. In March of 1991, he married Sharon Ethridge, she survives in Blue Springs. Richard was an entrepreneur. He owned and operated Anderson’s Painting and Decorating, Rich’s Steak House and Lounge in Belton, Country Café at Benjamin Stables in Kansas City, Family Tree Restaurant in Carrollton, Busy Bee Café, in both Braymer and Norborne, and the Bobcat Den in Braymer. In addition to being a restaurateur, he was an over-the-road truck driver for a time. He was a former President of the Braymer Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lions Club, and was a square dance caller. He enjoyed birdwatching, traveling, and spending time with his family. 
He is survived by his daughter, Julie Hicks and husband, Jerry of Braymer; grandchildren, Mandy Whitington and husband, Mike of Braymer, and David Hicks of Tyler, TX; four great grandchildren, Makayla, Michael, Mason, and Maliyah Whitington of Braymer; two brothers, Clithro Anderson and wife, Grace of Chillicothe, and Tom Anderson and wife, Marilyn of California; one sister, Betty Sue Yuille of Kearney; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrna Anderson; brothers, Lee, Mayo, Mace, Charles, and Bob; and two sisters, Shirley Petty and Infant, Nancy Anderson. 
Funeral Services will be held at Lindley Pitts Funeral Home on Wed., Nov. 9, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at Lindley Pitts Funeral Home on Wed., Nov. 9, 2022 from 2:00 until service time at 3:00 p.m. Friends may call at Lindley Pitts Funeral Home on Wed., Nov. 9, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer.



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