We welcome guest commentator Mindy Spears.
Kenny Anderson and his son Zack Anderson were motorcycle riding on July 4 in Venus, Texas. Suddenly, there was a crash and they were gone.
Kenny was only 39 years old and Zack only 21.
Kenny was a welder who built his body as well as his welding. When Kenny walked in, you knew it. He had a very strong presence, both physically and by personality. If he was going to do something he was going to it.
But he was also protective. If you knew Kenny, you didn’t have to worry because he would protect you.
He also loved kids with both kids and grandkids. Zack was his son even though Kenny didn’t meet Mellanie, Zack’s mother, until she was already carrying Zack. But Kenny loved his boy, and Zack loved Kenny.
Zack was an animal lover like me. He loved getting fish and had a lot of them. He experimented with different combinations, and sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn’t. Sometimes I wished he didn’t experiment so much, but sometimes you don’t learn unless you experiment. Zack was a person who learned by doing, just like his dad.
But Zack was also nice and polite. He respected women and his elders. He wanted to have fun and wanted other people to have fun too.
His body was a canvas, and it seemed he was always getting a new tattoo. He altered his ears too, but his heart stayed loving.
He had a son, Liam, who’s two years old. He loved Liam very much, for like his dad he loved kids.
I miss you both.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013. They will be held at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel at 512 North Ridgeway Dr. in Cleburne, Texas, 76033.
Alden Loveshade contributed to this report. Any opinion expressed by members or associates of The Loveshade Family do not necessarily reflect the views of the whole family.