Jennings Anderson, age 85, peacefully passed away on Wednesday,
September 24, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 9, 1923
in San Antonio, TX. Jennings was a 1940 graduate of Brackenridge High School, a
football star and team captain, and an outstanding scholar, a World War II veteran,
A&M graduate, family man, and highly successful and respected businessman in the
automotive industry. The loves ofhis life were his wife of61 years, Sarah Jean, his
family, Aggie football, and the car business. Jennings was always an active member of the community. He was a lifetime member of the San Antonio A&M Club, served as its president in 1957, and in 2002 was awarded the C.C. "Polly" Krueger Distinguished Service Award. He participated with the Corpus Christi Lions Club, San Antonio Optimist Club and Alamo Kiwanis Club. He also served as Chairman of San Antonio Automobile Dealer's Association in 1971. Later, after moving to Boerne, Texas, he served with Boerne Chamber of Commerce and Boerne Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. As a dedicated member of the Methodist Church, Jennings served many years as a high school Sunday school teacher. Jennings loved to relax with his family at his river home, Buckstop, in Hunt, TX. San Antonio sports enthusiasts will remember Jennings as the first San Antonio football player to score a touchdown in Alamo Stadium. Jennings' long career in the automobile industry started after his graduation from Texas A&M (Class of' 45) and culminated with his ownership of Jennings Anderson Ford in Boerne. Jennings was the oldest of five siblings. His sister, Lorraine Wilson, preceded him in death. He is survived by wife, Sarah Jean Heil, three daughters: Carol Jean Salkeld and husband, Joe, of Boerne; Linda Kay Bowman of San Antonio; Dee Ann Wilson and husband, Scott, of Boerne; seven grandchildren: Jennifer Vukasin; Erin Bradley and husband James; Stacie Wright and husband Johnny; Bo Bowman and wife, Beth; Brandon Bowman and wife, Jawina; Amy Wilson and Courtney Wilson, and eight great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Terry Anderson;
Gary Anderson; Warren Anderson and wife, Kay; many nieces, and a nephew.
The family would like to thank his nurses, staff, and all who cared for him at
Town and Country Manor Nursing Home in Boerne.
Memorial service Saturday September 27, 2:00 p.m., First United Methodist
church of Boerne, 205 James Street, Boerne, TX. Charitable donations may be made to the San Antonio A&M Club Foundation Opportunity Award Scholarship Fund, 6205 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX, 78213; the First United Methodist Church of Boerne, or the charity of your choice.
Read Jennings Anderson's Obituary and Guestbook on www.missionparks.com.