Richard Anchors passed away May 9, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. A graduate of Jenkins High School class of 1980, he subsequently attended the University of Georgia and Georgia State earning degrees from both. Although he was never a father, Richard loved children and doted on his nieces and nephews. His other love was animals, rescuing many. His favorite dog of all was the Georgia Bulldog.
Richard was preceded by his parents John and Barbara Anchors, and his sister-in-law Brenda Anchors. He is survived by his brother Arthur Anchors; sister Dorothy Usher (Steve) their sons Tom (Jill) and Robert, Tom’s daughters June and Sue; brother William Anchors (Marilyn), their children Cassie (Jeff) and Patrick, Cassie’s daughters Lilianna and Penelope; brother David (Bernette), his daughters Kelly Streets (Jeff) and Michelle Kallenberger (Kris), Kelly’s son Isaac and Michelle’s children Duncan and Korra.
A fixture in the Savannah restaurant business, Richard worked multiple establishments and owned Jersey’s Pizza for a time. As the owner of Jersey’s, he enjoyed talking to customers and listening to what they had to say. He often treated staff at Memorial Hospital and provided discount pizza for various school fund raising events.
The family will receive visitors at Donatos Pizza at 5405 Waters Ave, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 21st. A private graveside service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, Richard requested donations to Bethesda in honor of his father, or One Love Animal Rescue.
So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Prayers for the family!
- Fran George Arnsdorff, Savannah, Ga
I'm so sorry to hear about Richard he was a good friend of mine for 30 yes. He will be very missed. My prays are with you.
- Allison south, Savannah , Ga
So sad to hear of Richards passing he was a good man loved the time we spent as friends even working for him in the past. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
- Justin Wood , Savannah , Ga
Our hearts are broken now while Richard “rests”; soon to be resurrected. John 5:28,29 Since people were intended to live forever in paradise, we can never be ready to see our loved ones leave us. The comfort is knowing that when Jesus calls, Richard will answer. job 14:14 Lazarus was a beautiful example of Jesus raising him from the grave after 4 days. We can only imagine the overwhelming joy of his family. Isaiah 25:19 There will be no more sickness, pain, or death. rev 21:3,4 Richard will be thrilled to see his family. The animals will even be tame. Isaiah 11:6-9 May we all be there to welcome him. Please be comforted. JW.org “Enjoy Life Forever” Warm Christian Love, Sandy Wirfs
- Sandy Wirfs, Monroe,, Louisiana
I'm so sorry for your loss. Richard was such a good man ❤️
- Shannon Mccorvey, Miami, Fl
Anchors Family, my deepest condolences many wonderful memories growing up with Richard in Daffin Heights. thoughts and prayers to everyone. RIP my friend.
- Craig Bright, savannah, GA
Richard was definitely one of the most kind hearted people you’d ever meet. Never a dull moment and always a barrel of laughs. Thank you for your many years of friendship! Until that reunion in Heaven…hold that thought!
- JulieAnn Sturgess , Savannah , GA
Former neighbor in Daffin Heights
- Former neighbor , Savannah , GA
To Richard's family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a gentle soul. We were good friends in high school and had kind of lost touch until he opened Jersey's where I got to see him from time to time when I went to lunch. He was still the same friendly, funny, gentle man that I had known in high school. Until we meet again dear friend!
- Wendy Partain, Guyton, GA
David, William and Dorothy, I am so sorry for your loss of your brother. I recall many times where we all together during our early years at First Baptist.
- charles Lathrop george, Savannah, GA
Anchors Family: I’m so thankful that I got to meet Richard. He and my brother lived in the same facility. My brother thought the world of “tall” Richard. That’s what my brother nicknamed Richard as my brother has many friends with that name. Richard and Richard#2 (another resident), invited my brother to share their dining table. That gesture is what made my brother come out of his isolation and start socializing with others. What a blessing! And another blessing was when both Richards’ accepted a lunch invitation from my brother. I was the driver and the restaurant they chose was none other than Arby’s. What a simple but fun time. My brother has dementia and both Richard’s kept reminding him of what he ordered, etc. They looked out after my brother. After lunch, we drove around for a short time just looking at Savannah’s beauty. Good friends, good fellowship, such kindness. I’ll never forget.
- Irma Larrimore, Savannah, Ga
So sorry to hear this. I only knew him for a short time on the end of his journey but he was a very sweet and special man. Prayers.
- Kimberly Cook, Bluffton , SC
We were saddened and sorry to read of Richard's passing. We lived and grew up at 2265 Armstrong Drive (My Mom still lives there) and when we lived on Whitemarsh Island I would run into Richard often at one of the Pizza restaurants where he worked. We had some pleasant conversations. I will remember him as a man of great Character, Integrity and he was a loyal and true friend. We pray for his Spirit and we pray that God will comfort all of his family and friends during this difficult time.
- Richard, Ann Lutz & our family, Savannah, GA
I remember Richard from First Baptist. Sending our prayers to you during this difficult time.
- Julie Austin Humphrey, Savannah , GA
Anchors Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Richard. I will always cherish the great memories we had growing up in Daffin Heights. May God bless you all and keep you close. Deborah & Shane
- Sullivan, Springfield, Georgia
I knew Mr. Anchors when he owned Jersey Pizza. We had some good conversations about New York and pizza in general. I ran into him again when we were blessed enough to be able to provide care for him in these months. Richard was a truly humble and kind spirit with a gentle soul. We had our love of cats in common. Some of my first words to him were remember Mr. Anchors, it is all about you :-) God bless and keep your family. I feel certain that heaven has received another angel.
- Irene Vigo, Pooler , Ga
My deepest condolences to a wonderful and caring family for the loss of a great brother, son, uncle and family man.
- Irene Vigo , Pooler, Ga