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Hugh Anderson '61 April 9, 2024 5:17 PM updated: April 9, 2024 5:34 PM

Hugh Porter Anderson 

February 21, 1939 - March 23, 2024 

Hugh Porter Anderson, 85, was born February 21, 1939 in Houston, Texas to the late Mildred (Porter) and Hugh Frederick Anderson, and died Saturday, March 23, 2024 in a hospital located in Lufkin, Texas.

Mr. Anderson graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 1961, as a chemical engineer. He moved to Lufkin in 1968 and began his career at Southland Paper Mill, where he worked for 30 years, until his retirement in 1998. He was an amazing Dad who taught his children the love of the outdoors and continued the tradition of three more Texas A&M graduates. Mr. Anderson was a long time member of the Lufkin Roundtable, established in 1989, supporting the youth and community of Lufkin. In 1991, he married his loving wife, Linda, sharing the love of traveling and spending time with family. He was a founding member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church and was an active member serving the parish. Mr. Anderson loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed spending his summers in Georgetown, Colorado jeeping through the Colorado mountains. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be greatly missed for his storytelling, cooking and love of food.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 32 years, Linda Anderson of Lufkin; daughter, Lisa Kuers, Class of 1983, of Celina; son, Hugh Frederick Anderson II, Class of 1985, and wife Alice of Dallas; daughter, Tracy Irby, Class of 1990, and husband Joseph of Chandler, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Hugh Frederick Anderson III and wife Liz of Dallas, Katherine Mangel and husband Andrew of Houston, Rachel Kuers, Class of 2016, Zachary Kuers, Class of 2020, Jacob Kuers, Class of 2021, all of Celina, Drake Irby of Norman, Oklahoma, Claire Irby of Edmond, Oklahoma; sisters, Jane Anderson of Lufkin, Pauline Mountain and husband Pat of Magnolia; brother, Jim Anderson and wife Donna of Houston; in-laws, David Eck and wife Colleen of Coppell, Kathy Williamson and husband Jack of New Braunfels, Michael Eck and wife Hyesung of Brookline, Massachusetts, Beth Czerniakowski and husband Pete of The Woodlands; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Judy Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chuck Arnold Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Lufkin High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 150837, Lufkin, Texas 75915 or St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, 1611 Feagin Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Memories and condolences may be added at  Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors. 


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