Anderson, Earl "Sonny" 1948-2019

CAMDEN POINT, Mo. -Earl Harley "Sonny" Anderson, 71, Camden Point, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1948, in Maryville, Missouri, to Loyde and Ruth Anderson.

Sonny married Sylvia Smith, on Jan. 1, 1976, and celebrated 45 years together.

She survives of the home.

He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the Air Force and later as a Company Commander for the Army Reserves.

Sonny graduated from King City High School, and went on to obtain his bachelor of science, in criminal justice and masters, in industrial security, from Central Missouri State University.

He worked for 20 years as a case manager for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and an additional seven years for Missouri Probation and Parole.

Sonny enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting and cooking. He was someone you could always count on and wasn't afraid to speak his mind.

Friends and family will miss his rugged sense of humor and charm. The greatest joy in his life was spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, papaw and brother, who will be enormously missed.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include: his wife, Sylvia; mother, Ruth; children: Eric (Annabelle), Brian (Michelle), Tara and Michelle; six grandchildren; and five siblings.

Farewell Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Interment: Whitesville Cemetery, Rea, Missouri.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online guest book and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.