Earl “The Pearl” Mikel Anderson, 74, of Sandusky, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Firelands Regional Medical Center.
On Jan. 28, 1939, God gave us a wonderful person. Earl “The Pearl” Mikel Anderson. He was born in Sandusky to his adoring parents, Lecestor and Vern Anderson, and was a 1959 graduate of Sandusky High School. Earl was retired from General Motors in 2006 after 39 years of employment.
Earl loved to watch his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and The Ohio State Buckeyes. In his free time, he loved to fish, going to Kamans Bar, and drinking Pepsi. Earl was well known and liked by many.
Earl leaves to mourn, his wife Stella Hunter-Anderson; four stepchildren, LaQuika Hunter, of Sandusky, Thomas Hunter, of Toledo, Camardra “Tego” Hunter, of Columbus, and Joseph Hawkins. of Sandusky; brothers, Allen Anderson, of Kokomo, Ind., Russell Anderson, of Cleveland, and Thomas (Ernestine) Anderson, of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Margery Anderson; 11 grandchildren; three of which he raised, Darvion, Simeon, and Drevion; a host of nieces and nephews; best friends, James “Touch” and Ernestine Davis, and Eunice and Hattie Mae McGee.
Preceding him in death are his parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; sister, Marjorie Anderson; and brother, Howard Anderson.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1215 Pierce St., Sandusky. Pastor Clayton E. Howard will eulogize. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made at toftfh.com.