Charles "Andy" Anderson, 86, of Pearland, Tx. passed on Sunday, September 13, 2020 after a long battle with Cancer. Andy was born in Parkersburg, WV and was raised in Ripley WV. He was a graduate of Marshall University. His initial career was in the US Navy flying EC-121 and P-2V aircraft. After two tours on active duty he started working for NASA and transferred to the Navy Reserves. At NASA he was the Space Vehicle Recovery Team Leader for the recovery of Apollo 8, 10, 12, 13 and 16. After the Apollo program completed, he began flying the WB-57F high altitude research aircraft for NASA and also retired from his career in Navy Reserves at the rank of Commander. He finished his career at NASA leading the Zero Gravity aircraft effort. Upon leaving NASA he started Synthecon Inc. developing and patenting the Rotary Cell Culture System (RCCS). He was an avid fisherman with many wonderful fishing trips with his sons and grandsons.
He is survived by his wife Ginny, his children Mark, Jeanette, Bill, Scott and his beloved grandchildren Mark Jr., Ashley, Sophie, Dalton and Ethan.
A Service to Remember his life will be Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:30AM at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200. He wasn't a flower guy so donate to your favorite ecology/conservation fund.
Condolences may be sent to the Anderson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.