We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Leek & Sons Funeral Home
Haymond was born July 30, 1939 in Champaign, Illinois to Albert and Rosie Thomas Anderson. He was the fourth of 18 children born to this union.
Haymond attended Champaign schools and graduated from Champaign High School. He accepted Christ at a young age and was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, van driver, Sunday school teacher, and before his health declined, he was over the landscaping. Haymond was always present at church functions and knew all of the ins and outs of the building.
Haymond worked for Northern Illinois Water Co. for 37 years and retired in 2004. He was known as “The Waterman”. He was a jack of all trades and was very passionate about what he believed. He was very caring, giving and had a good sense of humor. He enjoyed shooting pool.
He married Kathleen Sorrell and had two children from this union. He is survived by one daughter, Tasha (Shawn) Summerville of Louisville, KY; one son, Keenan (Pamela) Anderson of Champaign and two grandchildren, Detrick Anderson and Baili Summerville. He later married Vicki Leonard and is survived by his stepson, Michael Leonard. He also leaves 7 sisters: Almeda Davis, Juanita Nicholson, Alberta Anderson, Lynda Anderson, Brenda (Michael) McMullen, Marie Anderson and Bobby (Robert) Miller; 6 brothers: LeRoy (Dollie) Anderson, Willie Anderson, Michael (Phyllis) Anderson, Darell (Wanda) Anderson, Larry Anderson and Terry Taylor; and brother-in-law James Robertson. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including lifelong friend, Carlene Dawson, and her children, Elonda, Carroll and Tracey, as well as his bonus son Kenneth Napper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six siblings Olevia, Thomas, Charles, Emma, Allen and Lawrence, and His Aunt B (Olevia) Walls.
A Celebration of Life will commence at 12pm, Wednesday, January 12th, at Leek & Sons Funeral Home- Urbana. Visitation will begin at 11am until the start of the service.
A public viewing will commence from 5-7pm, Tuesday, January 11th, at Leek & Sons-Urbana. Rev. Denny Davis Eulogist. Bishop Edward T. McGhee Officiant. Burial Mt Hope Cemetery.