William P Anderson

Fair Pioneer 


William Potter Anderson, 81, of Gaithersburg, MD, was born in Bethesda, MD on May 27, 1932 and was called home to the arms of Jesus on January 17, 2014 after a brief illness. 


He was the son of the late Mary Potter Anderson, the first public health nurse in Montgomery County and the late Otto Watson Anderson, the first Montgomery County Farm Agent.He graduated from Gaithersburg High School and later from the University of Maryland. 


During his service in the Army, Bill was stationed in Germany for 3 years. After an honorable discharge in 1957 he began several entrepreneurships including Anderson & Kelly, located in Boyds, MD. Bill ran for the Montgomery County Council and the House of Delegates. 


As an active member in the community, Bill participated in the Farmers Club, The Farm Bureau, serving as president for 5 years, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, the Monocacy Lion's Club, the Tax Payers League and a former president of the Lion's Club Eye Bank. He participated in many land use and agriculture committees and served on several bank boards. He obtained his pilots license around the age of 60 and enjoyed aviation.


He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Sue S. Anderson; his three children, Pamela and husband Ron Spadin of Poolesville, MD and their son Gavin and his wife Kathryn, daughter Mary Lu and husband Christopher Jones of Barnesville, MD and their four children, Emily and her husband Andrew Cuga, Marjory, Logan and Meredith, son Otto Anderson and his wife Kristy of NC and their three children Ava, Sophia and Farrah.Bill also leaves two sisters, Sally Hitchcock and husband Bill and Grace Beacham and husband Bob.

  • Professional Bull Riders
  • Guardian Fire Protection Services
  • Maryland Agricultural Fair Board
  • County Cable Montgomery
  • Wash FM
  • Stang Plumbing & Heating
  • WFRE
  • Capital Fence
  • Rippeon Equipment Company
  • 1 WTOP
  • Butler's Orchard
  • The MOCO Show
  • Army
  • United Service Specialist
  • DCW 50
  • WPGC
  • DC 101
  • El Zol
  • Terminix
  • ABC 7
  • WMZQ 98.7
  • Lakeforest Mall
  • Gladhill Tractor
  • WesBanco
  • Xfinity
  • Twin Valley Distillers
  • Kitchen Craft
  • SmartBox
  • Landscape Enterprises
  • Pepco an Exelon Company
  • Barrons Lumber
  • WDVM
  • Grant County Mulch
  • Montgomery County Public Schools Department of Transportation
  • Vacation Village Resorts and Affiliates
  • Hot 995
  • Adventist Health Care Shady Grove Medical Center
  • Harmony Express
  • The Grey Goose Farm
  • Fast Signs
  • DEL Landscaping
  • Garber