Halbert Gene Anderson, 82, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 after a prolonged battle with multiple myeloma cancer.
A rosary and visitation will be held at Oakcrest Funeral Home on Monday, January 20, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The rosary will begin at 6 pm.
Halbert will be laid to rest during a graveside service at Crawford Cemetery in Crawford, Texas on Tuesday, January 21 at 11:30 a.m with Monsignor Isidore Rozycki officiating.
Halbert was born November 1, 1937 to Wayne Anderson and Thelma Srader Anderson in Waco, Texas. He attended grades one through twelve at Crawford schools where he made many lifelong friends. On June 7, 1969 he married Margie Bolfing-Haines in Waco, Texas and celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Halbert was a loyal and dedicated educator and retired from Texas State Technical College after 19 years of service. He enjoyed many outside activities including fishing, hunting, boating, gardening and putting together jigsaw puzzles. He and Margie enjoyed visiting various casinos in Louisiana and Las Vegas.
Halbert was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dale (Cowboy) Anderson.
He is survived by his wife, Margie Bolfing Anderson; son, Donnie Haines and wife, Theresa; brother, Mark and wife, Betty; grandchildren, Luke Haines and wife Bel, Laura (Haines) Stern and husband, Edward and two great-grandchildren, Kilian Haines and William Stern. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Phil Bolfing, Larry Bolfing, Sidney Bolfing, Ed Fulbright, Jerry Bolfing, and Jason Bolfing.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to Providence Hospice and all the caregivers at Providence Park – St. Catherine. Deep appreciation also goes to the loving caregivers at Lakeshore Village Heathcare Center.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (1512 Lake Air Dr., Waco Tx. 76710) or Providence Hospice (6700 Sanger Ave., Waco, TX 76710).