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Celebrating the life of
Warren Albert Anderson, Jr.
April 21, 1942 - December 03, 2015
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 3:00pm - Sunday, December 06, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Celebration of Life
  • 3:30pm - Sunday, December 06, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

Warren was a great friend and insightful mentor to me. As mentioned in his obituary, his love and generosity were greatly admired by those who knew him. He went above and beyond his professorial duties and truly showed me unconditional love. I am thankful for our ten year friendship. I vow to spread the compassion and knowledge that Warren instilled into me.

David Conner, Providence, RI

I worked with Warren for 20 years. He would often invite me into his office and begin to tell stories. We was a good man, and I will miss him.

Sharilyn Wood, The Woodlands, TX

Warren was the patriarch of our family and took great pride in his role. He wasn't just my cousin, he was my friend. He will be greatly missed by friends and family alike.

Chris Bertin, Sun City West , AZ

I have known Warren for 30 years and have known him well for at least 15+ of that time. He was both a colleague at North Harris and a friend. Of all his qualities, I most remember the emotional support he provided me after the death of my father in 1999 and through the last two years of my mother's life. My mother, as his mother had earlier, suffered from Alzheimer's. His kindness, his advice, his understanding helped sustain me through that most difficult time. I'll miss Warren.

Jack Dixon, Houston, TX

Warren Albert Anderson, Jr., 73, passed away on December 3, 2015. A native Houstonian; graduate of Reagan High School ('60), Baylor University (B.A., '64), and the University of Houston (M.A.). Warren was a dedicated professor of political science at Lone Star College-North Harris. He is preceded in death by his mother Geneva Anderson and father Warren Albert Anderson, Sr.. He is survived by his brother Wayne Anderson, nephew Dalton Anderson, nieces Robin Daniels and Jenny Shackleton, grandnieces Jessica Anderson and Kandace Anderson, grandnephew Zachary Daniels, and many cousins he loved and adored. He is also survived by the beloved friends he considered family, including his best friend Pat Gray.

History judges an individual's stature by many criteria: moral courage, degree of loyalty to both individual and cause, physical size and overall appearance, level of intellectual attainment, and breadth of aesthetic appreciation. By most measures that truly count, Warren was a towering figure. He was also a fierce advocate for the students in his classes and believed in the transformative power of education. His loyalty and generosity was legendary among members of his family, close friends, and students.

It was in his aesthetic self that Warren most revealed himself. He was both attendee and supporter of Houston's high art organizations, and held season tickets to the opera. Typical of his shy, sometimes self-effecting self, he always sat at the end of the row, mesmerized by the music, but able to leave without disturbing if necessary.

Warren had an immense influence in the lives of his family and friends, and never ceased to show support for those he loved. A devoted son, Warren adored his parents. He took care of them in their old age, visiting his mother every single day. He was close to his brother Wayne, and loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own, sharing photos and stories with his friends. “Proud Uncle”, he would say. The same could be said for his grandnieces, grandnephew, and “honorary grandson” Forrest. He also deeply cared for friends he considered family, and would do anything for those he loved. On top of being an integral part of his immediate family’s life, Warren was excellent at keeping up with extended family. He diligently ensured everyone knew the extent of the Anderson ancestry, and helped bring everyone together through social media. He looked forward to daily updates, and was incredibly grateful for the technology that allowed him to see family across the country on a daily basis.

Warren Anderson was unabashedly himself. Eccentric. Outspoken. Above all, he was kind. Warren truly helped those in need. While his words were notoriously loud, his actions were humbly louder.

Although Warren might be horrified by referring him to a popular song sung often in the 20th century, to many who knew him well, Warren Anderson, Jr. "was a big, big man"( from the song, "Big Bad John).

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation and reception from three o'clock until five o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, 1734 West Alabama Street, Houston, Texas 77098. A celebration of Warren's life will begin at half past three o'clock in the afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of his mother.

In lieu of prayer, Warren would ask that you seek out unsolicited acts of kindness in his memory.

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Warren was a great friend and insightful mentor to me. As mentioned in his obituary, his love and generosity were greatly admired by those who knew him. He went above and beyond his professorial duties and truly showed me unconditional love. I am thankful for our ten year friendship. I vow to spread the compassion and knowledge that Warren instilled into me.

David Conner, Providence, RI

I worked with Warren for 20 years. He would often invite me into his office and begin to tell stories. We was a good man, and I will miss him.

Sharilyn Wood, The Woodlands, TX

Warren was the patriarch of our family and took great pride in his role. He wasn't just my cousin, he was my friend. He will be greatly missed by friends and family alike.

Chris Bertin, Sun City West , AZ

I have known Warren for 30 years and have known him well for at least 15+ of that time. He was both a colleague at North Harris and a friend. Of all his qualities, I most remember the emotional support he provided me after the death of my father in 1999 and through the last two years of my mother's life. My mother, as his mother had earlier, suffered from Alzheimer's. His kindness, his advice, his understanding helped sustain me through that most difficult time. I'll miss Warren.

Jack Dixon, Houston, TX


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