Charles Stayton Anderson, 85, of Monroe City, MO, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Garner Funeral Chapel in Monroe City with Rev. Steve Goughnour officiating. Burial will be in St. Jude’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Garner Funeral Home.
Mr. Anderson was born on February 8, 1928, in Monroe City to Charles Ray and Ruth Elizabeth Hoar Anderson.
He was married to Velma Ann Buckman on April 24, 1951. From that union five children were born.They were later divorced.
On August 26, 1982 he married Joyce Jones of Monroe City.
Charles is survived by his wife Joyce; two sons, Lee (Kathy) Anderson of Monroe City and Lynn (Beth) Anderson of Hannibal; three daughters, Linda (Bob) Beard of Hannibal, Ruth Ann (Buz) Shaver of Monroe City, and Mary Kay (Chip) Brandt of St. Charles; two step-sons, Jeff Harris of Atlanta, Georgia and Jim Jones of Jefferson City; thirteen grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and 3 step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Louise Anderson, one grandson David Anderson, brother-in-law Jerry Harris, and one step-grandson.  
Mr. Anderson was a 1945 graduate of Holy Rosary High School. He was a military veteran having served his country at the end of World War II. He began working with his father in the Anderson Garage business in Monroe City and later owned and operated the enterprise until his retirement in 1982. Charley was a well-known and respected mechanic.
In the 1960’s he owned and operated Anderson Marine Boat and Motor Company in Hannibal. He loved boating and camping on the Mississippi River with his family and friends. He was an emeritus member of the Hannibal Boat Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary School or Hometown Volunteers.
Pallbearers are Mr. Anderson’s grandsons, Matt, Nick, Tim, Collin, Patrick, and Luke Anderson, Bronson Shaver and Tyler Brandt. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Hays and Art Buckwalter.