In Memoriam – Bill Anderson
It is with my deepest sadness that I inform our patients that my partner, colleague and friend of over 37 years Dr. Bill Anderson has passed away. Bill was a wonderful human, his compassion for people served his patients very well, caring for them for over 50 years. His friendship meant the world to me, throughout my adult life he was always there encouraging me to be better and counseling me through dark times. His mentorship in my professional life was invaluable teaching technical skills, as well as pushing me to continue my professional education. He taught me the importance of spending time with patients and just listening. He always said, “Mike the more time you spend with the patient the more they will trust you.” Truer words have never been spoken. To have a friend such as Bill Anderson has been one of the biggest blessings in my life and I will miss him deeply. May God bless you, Bill.
William Michael Anderson, D.M.D., husband of Melissa Beck Anderson, cherished father of Billy Anderson (Jenny) and Krista (Alan Boling), children of Janice Remle Anderson; devoted grandfather of Morgan (Tommy Hemingway), Grace, Sophie, Anna, and Davis and loving great grandfather to Charlie, Teddy, and Sully. He is also survived by his sister, Cookie Westgate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ruth Anderson and brother Bob Anderson. Bill passed away unexpectedly at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, September 29th at the age of 82. Dr. Anderson was born in Cincinnati and graduated from Western Hills High School in 1958, the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 1962 and was in the first graduating class of the University of Kentucky’s School of Dentistry in 1966. He loved learning and was the first person in his family to graduate from college. He practiced dentistry in Florence, Kentucky for 54 years until June of 2020 when he and Melissa retired to Inverness, Florida. He was passionate about dentistry, his patients, and friends, but was also an incredible woodworker, an accomplished skydiver, golfer, culinary enthusiast, and enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with his buddies. Donations may be directed to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, www.dentistry.uky.edu