Jeffrey Paul Anderson, age 71, of Grand Rapids Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 7, 2019. Jeff is survived by his children, Deanna (Robert) Seng, Dawn (Wesley) Champlin and Eric (Leslie) Anderson; brother, James (Mary) Anderson; grandchildren, Abigail Seng, Andrew Seng, Lenora Champlin and Sarlinna Champlin; great-grandchild, Bradley Davidson; niece, Melissa and nephew, Kevin. Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Navy to learn aviation electronics (avionics) technology. He served from 1967-1973 and became a weapon systems specialist/radar specialist on the A-6A Intruder with one deployment to the Mediterranean. After the Navy, Jeff graduated from Ferris University in 1973 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Industrial Electronics. In 1991 he graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He gave 48 years of service to Smith Aerospace Industries. In retirement Jeff enjoyed time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and his church. Jeff had a love for collecting and building HO scale trains which came from his grandfather. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf. Visitation will be Sunday, January 13 from 4-6 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 14 at 4 PM with visitation one hour prior to service at Thornapple Covenant Church, 6595 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids. Pastor Rob Peterson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Thornapple Covenant Church.