Joseph Anderson, affectionately known as Joe, was born on August 6, 1952 to the late Bishop Tommy Anderson, Sr. and Nancy W. Anderson in Columbia, South Carolina. He departed this life on July 5, 2021 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.
Joe attended Mt. Sinai Church of Jesus Christ from a young age under his father’s guidance. He was educated in the public schools of Richland County and graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1970.
Joe worked as a truck driver at Boozer Lumber Company for many years. He also worked for Columbia Chicken Farm. Joe was a skilled mechanic, willing to help anyone in need of mechanical repair. He enjoyed football, drag racing, motorcycles and NASCAR.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by six of his brothers, Tommy, Jr., Allen, Nathaniel, Matthew and Arthur Anderson and Leroy Washington.
Joes leaves to cherish his memories his daughters, Tamika Deas, CaSandra Anderson and Ashley Anderson; a child he reared as his own, Ayala Downing; six grandchildren, Kyara and Marcus Livingston, Marquel Corbitt, Janiya and Jacobi Anderson and Logan Deas; one sister, Mary L. Carter; four brothers, Isaiah, Andrew, Paul (Carol) and Aaron (Carolyn) Anderson all of Columbia, SC; a special friend, Stella Downing; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.
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