Gary Lynn Anderson, 75, of Lampasas died March 16, 2020 at his home.

Funeral service will be March 21 at 2 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Visitation is one hour prior to the service.

Gary’s body will be cremated after the funeral.

He was born Jan. 29, 1945 in Georgetown, Texas to Gordon Anderson and Ruby (Frymire) Anderson. He was raised in Florence, Texas.

Gary joined the military at a young age and served in the U.S. Army for 27 years, retiring as a master sergeant in 1991. Retirement wasn’t for him, so he went back to college and got training in HVAC.

He was a member of Mt. Hiram Masonic Lodge in Copperas Cove. He had been a Mason for over 30 years.

Gary married Mattie E. Cantrell on Nov. 10, 1988, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Sweet, and husband Calvin; grandchildren Chelbi Foote, William Anderson (Autumn), Kenneth Mask IV (Madison), Stephen Mask, Loralee Foote, Cory Foote, Susan Lynch, Ty Herring and Hadyn Sweet; and greatgrandchild Brileigh Foote.

Gary also was preceded in death by his son Vernon and stepfather, Edgar Milstead.