George Anker Pedersen, Jr. of Trenton, FL, passed peacefully on January 26, 2019. He was 87 years old. Mr. Pedersen was born on February 2, 1932 in Windham, NY to George "Anker" and Elizabeth Shufelt Pedersen and had been a resident of Levy County since moving from Okeechobee, FL 40 years ago. Mr. Pedersen proudly served his country during the Korean War as a sailor on the USS Coral Sea Aircraft Carrier. He retired as a Plumber and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 62.5 years, Harriett Moore Pedersen; sons, Kenneth (Charlotte) Pedersen of Trenton and Tim (Linda) Pedersen of Chiefland; sisters, Anna (Robert) Studstill of Chiefland and Sharon (Leno) Pedersen; brother, Richard (Herta) Pedersen of Trenton; grandchildren, Otte Pedersen, Laura (Lemmy) Teague and Cody Pedersen; great-grandchildren, Devin, Emily, Laina and Linden; one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services with full military honors will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Cook and Pastor Robbie Studstill officiating. Interment to follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service beginning at noon.