Michael Eugene “Mike” Anderson, 72 years old, of Pampa, Texas, was reunited with his precious wife, Millie, after losing his battle with covid on Monday, March 6, 2023, in Pampa. He was the most amazing Christmas gift, as he was born on December 26, 1950 to Marvin Eugene “M.E.” and Betty Jean Anderson in Alva, Oklahoma.
Mike was reared and attended school in Rock Spring, Wyoming. After he graduated high school, he attended 1 year of college in Weatherford, Oklahoma before turning to the workforce. He did a multitude of things throughout his career, but his main specialty was a mechanic for large engines and oilfield equipment, although he worked on many cars as well. After retiring as a mechanic, Mike became a postal carrier for two years while living in Rosston, Arkansas before finally retiring and moving to Pampa in 2014. He had an uncanny ability to do carpentry work and enjoyed doing odds and ends jobs refinishing furniture and such.
As a young man, he and several of his buddies formed a band and he played the guitar. They played at high school dances and other gigs. His work ethic started young as a musician and led him to be a workaholic, but with age, he grew to appreciate life and learned to enjoy it instead. A very quiet and soft-spoken man, Mike was the gentlest soul with an amazing gift of giving. He was the most loving and kind brother one could hope for. He loved his family and did all he could to care for them to the best of his ability.
On August 21, 1988, Mike’s life changed when he married Millie after only knowing each other for three days! They were literally each other’s world and he loved her with his whole being. They had been happily married for 34 years when Millie passed in August of 2019. Mike lost his zest for life without his soulmate by his side. Now they are reunited for eternity!
Mike was greeted at Heaven’s Gates with arms wide open by his soulmate and wife, Millie Anderson, his parents and a niece, Kimberly Anne Rowell.
He will be eternally remembered by a sister and best friend, Linda K. Lamb of Pampa; his aunt and caretaker, Joyce Potter of Pampa; nephew, Austen Rowell of Lubbock; niece, Ashlee Bentle of Amarillo and his two pups, Mindie and Chloie.
To honor Mike’s wishes, he will be cremated and no service will be held. The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.
Should any wish to make a donation in honor of Mike, the family suggests they be made to (P.A.W.S.) Pampa Animal Welfare Shelter, P.O. Box 2095, Pampa, TX 79066-2095.
Please visit www.winegeartfuneral.com to express words of sympathy and comfort for the family on Mike’s Book of Memories.