“Dan Dan the Donut Man”
Daniel Carroll Anderson left this world for his heavenly home Tuesday June 14, 2016 after fighting a 3 year battle with Leukemia (AML).
He was born in Franklin, Louisiana Feb. 6, 1947 to Janette and Ellis Anderson.
Dan graduated from Refugio High school class of 1965, he then started his college career at Victoria Jr. College where he attended on a basketball scholarship from 1965-67. He Earned a Master’s Degree in Agriculture Educations in Animal and Plant Science from Texas A&I University along with a lifetime teaching certificate.
In 1982 Dan moved his family to San Marcos, Texas and purchased Dixie Cream Donuts. Dan owned and operated Dixie Cream Donuts for 33 years. Dan enjoyed getting up early to make the donuts and the conversations he would have with his early morning costumers. He loved serving his customers and community through his donuts by donating leftovers to the Hays Counyy Food Bank and First Christian Church, among other organizations. In 2015 Dan retired and sold his business to another local business owner to carry on his legacy.
Dan was privileged to live on open property here in San Marcos for many years of his life where he enjoyed gardening, wild life watching and his animals.
Dan also had a love of cooking/baking that he passed on to his children. Anyone that showed up at the Anderson home was going to be fed and if they were lucky it was his famous Seafood Gumbo.
Dan was surpassed in death by his loving wife of 40 years, Margaret Anne Jordan and is survived by his two children Daniel Carroll Anderson Jr. and Kaitlyn Sue Anderson of San Marcos, Texas His brother Travis Anderson of Lake Jackson, Texas and Sister Betty Reid of Houston, Texas.
In the last few years of his life Dan has enjoyed life and trips to the coast with his friend and caretaker Rebecca Harring.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospices of Central Texas or the charity of your choice.
All are welcome to join us for a Celebration of Life on Wednesday June 22, 2016 at The San Marcos Activity Center located at 501 E. Hopkins from 3 to 5 p.m.