William C. Anderson, age 79, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 9:58 a.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at his home. He was born July 25, 1942, in Denver, Colorado, the son of William Chester and Winifred Helen (Sampson) Smith. He was adopted by Harry Kale Anderson at the age of five after the passing of his father, William.
William was a 1960 graduate of Aurora High School in Aurora, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado. He was an accountant for Thousand Hills Resort in Branson, Missouri and was a member of the Canopy Lodge 284 and was a Honored 50 year member (32nd degree Mason).
On August 24, 1963, he married Joyce Marcine Nelson, in Denver, Colorado.
William is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce; one son, Kale Anderson and his wife, Tanya, of Aurora, Missouri; one daughter, Yvone Willbanks and her husband, James, of Marionville, Missouri; one sister, Kandee Stephens, of Delta, Colorado; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
William was preceded in death by his parents, William Smith and Winifred and Harry Anderson; one son, Sean Anderson and grandson, Jason Willbanks.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to the Masonic Home of Missouri, in care of the funeral home.