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Jimmy D. (Jungle) Anderson

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Time, Day, Date: 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Place: Lacy Funeral Home Chapel
Officiating: Rev. Mike Edmonson
Disposition: Howard Cemetery, Desdemona, TX

Jimmy D. (Jungle) Anderson, 55, of Desdemona, Texas, retired professional bullfighter of 32 years, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at his residence. Services will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Edmonson officiating. Burial will be at Howard Cemetery, Desdemona, TX. Visitation will be 6:00-9:00 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2008, at Lacy Funeral Home.

He was born on September 6, 1953, to the late Ray and Margie (Chew) Anderson in Fort Worth, Texas. He married Billie Louise Jones on May 27, 2002, in Dublin, TX. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Jimmy was a Gold Card Member of the PRCA, a member of the PBR, and a member of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. He was also a member of the Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame in Stephenville, Texas. Jimmy was inducted in the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame and was Wrangler Bullfighter of the Year multiple times.

Jimmy saved many a cowboy throughout the world with his excellent bull-fighting skills and offered many laughs as a rodeo clown. Ted Nuce, Jim Sharp, Ty Murray, Tuff Hedeman, Donnie Gay, Charlie Sampson and countless other cowboys owe their lives to this quick thinking, fast footed world class cowboy. Jimmy was always quick to offer a joke and bring a smile to your face. His laugh was infectious, and he was insistent on always having fun. He was a true cowboy with a huge heart for others, especially his family and children. He is greatly loved & missed.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Anderson of Desdemona, TX; daughters, Brooke, Shannon, and Keely of Stephenville, TX; sisters, Dena Davis of Burleson, TX, and Lisa Cervantes of Burleson, TX; brother, Danny Anderson of Arlington, TX; nephews, Jordan Anderson of Arlington, TX, Ray Longo of Burleson, TX, J.D. Davis of Burleson, TX, and Caleb Davis of Burleson, TX; nieces, Lindsey Heinlein of Arlington, TX, and Jacque Cervantes of Burleson, TX; and many friends in the rodeo profession.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrenęs Research Hospital, Attn: Memorials, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, 888-662-5223.

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Name: Glenn & Linda Berry E-mail: gberry@lyntegar.com

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Dear Family, We just wanted you to know we are thinking of you, during this time of sorrow. Jimmy was a good man, who brought happy times to many rodeo fans. He will live forever in the minds of countless individuals. He has been my friend since high school and will live in my heart forever. We were so happy when he came to the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Glenn & Linda Berry

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Name: Cindy Meyers E-mail: cindy@rodeoattitude.com

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I was lucky enough to attend the 2001 PBR World Finals and see Jimmy's final performance and meet him in the press room. He was a legend and will be greatly missed in the rodeo world. All of us at Rodeo Attitude send our condolences to his family.

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Name: Kelli Wright E-mail: kelli@michaelgaffney.com

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Jimmy not only saved countless lives in the arena, he also created countless smiles for all those lucky enough to meet him. He is greatly loved and admired and will be greatly missed.

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Name: Anthony Moore E-mail: amoore118@yahoo.com

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I was so fortunate to have Jimmy in my life. I fought bulls with him countless times. He was a great friend and mentor. I stayed with Jungle on many occasions in the mid to late 90s when I had my PRCA card. I learned alot from him over those years. Not many people can say that they met their hero. I not only met him, I fought bulls with him and he befriended me. My memories of Jimmy are fond ones, even when he would yell at me for messing up. Jimmy was and will always be my hero. Anthony Moore

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Name: Skip and Mary Lynn Emmett E-mail: mary.emmett@arkansas.gov

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We pray that God will give the family peace and comfort during this most sorrowful time. Our prayers are with you.

Skip and Mary Lynn Emmett Boxley, Arkansas

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Name: Tommy Shelton E-mail: tshelton@dfwairport.com

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to a great friend I will miss God Bless

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Name: Jeff Warren E-mail: bullgod715@gmail.com

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I had the oppurtunity to work many rodeo's with Jimmy.He was a very good friend to me and many other people around the rodeo world.It was a honor knowing you my friend.

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Name: kay behm E-mail: rbehm@cableone.net

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One of the highlights of my first trip to the PBR finals was to meet Jimmy and get his autograph without his makeup on. I was thrilled when he took that time for me. It was also special because that is the first and only time my husband was able to attend with me. My prayers are with his family and friends and with all the cowboys who owe their lives to him.

Name: Lisa Knight Bullock E-mail: lisa.bullock@regal-metals.comJimmy

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Jimmy Anderson's memory will always have a special place in my heart. He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to call him "friend". My prayers are with his family.

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Name: Dwayne Weaver E-mail: Dwayne6006@aol.com

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To the Anderson Family, I had the privilege of watching Jimmy work. I met him. Jimmy always had me laughing, when he jumped over the bull, landed on his rear, and smiled and tipped his hat to the bull. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this sad time.

With deepest sympathy

Dwayne Weaver

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Name: Brigitte Hellmann E-mail: brigittehellmann@hotmail.com

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Jimmy will be truly missed by this Canadian, he always had a great smile and fun story or 2 up his sleeve. When passing though town he'd even take us to his Mom's for the best breakfasts ever - God Bless! xo Name: Skip Boman E-mail: skipboman@live.com

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I loved Jimmy. We grew up together in Everman Texas. He was my best man at my first wedding.I spoke to Jimmy just days before he went to be with the Lord. Jimmy started me in Rodeo Clowning, I helped him load his trailer to go to Canada. I left the PBR and PRCA to be a preacher. Jimmy went on to live out the dream we both had. I am glad Jimmy made it and I am proud to have known him and be his friend. The experience of knowing Jimmy will be something I will relish for the rest of my life.I will miss you my dear friend! Larry Fawver is with you now, Mike Edmonson and I will see you soon. Skip

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