Passing of Scott M. Anderson, son of Brig Gen Rich Anderson

Obituary for Scott Marvin Anderson

Scott M. Anderson, 43, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2019, from an acute respiratory illness.

Scott was born in Minnesota but lived in multiple states as his parents’ Air Force careers took their family to Mississippi, Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Virginia, and Hawaii. He graduated from Warrensburg High School in Missouri and later attended Central Missouri State University and Colorado Christian University.

Scott had a passion for everything outdoors, the greatest of which was his passion for golf and spending every possible minute on the course. He was an avid player, coach, caddie, and teacher. He spent much of his adult life working at various golf courses in a variety of positions across the United States, including several in Virginia.

Scott relished many forms of music, played the trombone and enjoyed the piano. For some time, he hosted the Eclectic Music Hour for Allegheny Mountain Radio in Bath County, Virginia.

Scott was a charismatic, unique, and fun-loving person who loved professional sports. Although he left Minnesota at a young age, his life-long loyalty to the Twins and Vikings remained exceptionally strong. Scott could regale anyone with his encyclopedic knowledge of scores, standings, and players for almost any team, any year. He was especially known as a practical joker to his family and friends and loved to play pranks on them on a regular basis.

Scott was a student of the Bible and invested significant effort in understanding Scripture. When in NOVA Scott attended Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Woodbridge. He was a devoted reader on a wide array of subjects, could discuss a vast number of issues, and always had a book in hand when not in the great outdoors.

Scott is survived by his parents, Rich and Ruth Anderson of Woodbridge; his son, Boden Anderson of West Virginia; two sisters, Brooke Anderson of Hampton and Bria McKinnon (Nathan) of Woodbridge; three aunts, Juanita Hasey of Michigan, Joan Flentje of Minnesota, and Mary Anderson of Roanoke; an uncle, Gerald Anderson; and his grandmother, Sue Anderson, both of Roanoke; as well as many other family members and friends.

A memorial service to remember his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 3713 Pennington Lane, Woodbridge, VA, 22192, with a reception at the church immediately following the service.

In Scott’s memory, donations can be sent to New Life for Youth, 2320 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224.

Online condolences can be expressed to Scott’s family at

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