Born Feb. 2, 1935, in Malden, Mo., son of Jean Odell Stevens Jackson Anderson and the late William Henry Jackson, he was a U.S. Marine veteran.
On Jan. 13, 1989, he married Helen Pemberton Blevins, who survives.
Survivors also include six children, Bobby Gene Jr., Steve, Linda, Brenda, Mary and Dena; two step-sons, Joe Golladay, of Malden and Robert Blevins, of Clarkton; two step-daughters, Gina Barton, of Odessa, Texas and Penny McCormick, of Piggott, Ark.; his mother, Jean Anderson, of Clarkton; one brother, Tom Jackson, of Clarkton; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with military rites were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Park Cemetery in Malden with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.
Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.