David F. Anderson

November 30, -0001 - June 17, 2009

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ANDERSON, David F., devoted husband of Shirley M. Anderson (nee Barklage) for 52 years, loving father of Heather Lee (Allan) Edwards and Shawn David Anderson, dear grandfather of Parker Allan, Greer Kathleen and William David Edwards, brother of Elnora Huff, Evelyn Wright and LaVerne (George) Mason, preceded in death by his brothers Percy, Herman, Harry Lee and Edward, brother-in-law to Tony (Linda) Barklage, Shirley Barklage and the late John Barklage, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, age 74. David was an active church member and former deacon. He also volunteered for Children’s Hospital as “Raggs” the Clown. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Mason, 735 Reading Rd., Mason, Monday, June 22, from 9:30 a.m. until funeral service at 11:30 am. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Children’s Hospital. Hodapp Funeral Home, West Chester, serving the family.


Tom & Carolyn Kearns - Jun 23, 2009

Shirley Sorry to hear about the passing of Dave. He was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him in many functions at Mason Baptist Church. I know that he will be missed by a lot of people for he touched many live.
You have your faith take care of yourself and remember the good times that you and Dave spent together.

Scarlet - aka Lesa Smith - Jun 22, 2009

Dear Gum Drop-
Raggs was such a wonderful guy – he was so friendly to us right from the start and he made Bingo and me feel immediately welcome when we joined Funny Companie Clowns. It was obvious what a great partner her was for you – in clowning and life! Unfortunately, we can’t be there to give you a big hug in person but we hope you can feel our love and support anyway. We will keep you in our prayers.
~Scarlet and Bingo

Dianne and John Wade - Jun 21, 2009

We loved Dave and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Linda Anderson Romano - Jun 20, 2009

Dear Aunt Shirley, Heather and Shawn,

You have my Prayers,
I am starting a new job today (22nd)and there is no way I can attend the service. But in my heart, And I mean that sincerely.

Uncle David was someone I looked up to as a father figure, since I lost mine at the age of 17. I was so happy every time I saw Aunt Shirley and Uncle David..
I am so sad for your loss. as it brings memories to me,
My heart and Prayers are with all of you. And I know that Our Lord Will provide comfort.

Sincerely Linda

Byron Arnold - Jun 19, 2009

Not only sorry for your loss but we have lost a very dear friend. We will always be around for you Shirley, we love so very much. Byron & Marilyn

Audrey Doucette - Jun 19, 2009

I feel blessed that I have come to know Dave and Shirley over the past few years that I’ve been at fbc mason. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Shirley as you grieve this terrific loss. Your comfort should be that you will be together again in heaven because of the faith you both shared in Jesus Christ. Please take this opportunity to lean on your Christian brothers and sisters. We want to be there for you!

James and Wanda Osborne - Jun 19, 2009

Shirley, we are so sorry about Dave. We will miss seeing him at Sunday School and church. Know that you and your family will be in our prayers.

Holly Arnold - Jun 19, 2009

I’m so sorry to hear about Dave. He was a VERY Special man… always had time to say a kind word. And was a great friend to my parents and VERY supportive of my son and me. He’ll be missed.

Wishing you all the peace of God at this time.

Orpha & Don Brown - Jun 19, 2009

We remember Dave for many things.. As a Deacon at First Baptist Church, as a Clown, “Raggs” and as a personal friend. I thank God for the fellowship with Dave and Shirley. We look forward to our next visit with Dave.

Ginny Craig - Jun 19, 2009

I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man! I never once saw him that he didn’t smile, speak and make me feel like he was genuinely happy to see me. I know that he doesn’t miss us where he is, but just as surely I know that so many will always miss him. I can’t wait to see him again! Love, Ginny