Anderson Marshall Foote, Jr. ’41

Anderson Marshall Foote, Jr. ’41, 90, former longtime resident of Jacksonville and recently of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away on June 27 at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach. Born in Hattiesburg, Miss., he was one of four children born to Anderson Marshall and Ethel Enochs Foote, Sr. As a young child, the Foote family moved to Holopaw, Fla., where they remained until coming to the Riverside area of Jacksonville in 1932. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, Foote enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Louisiana as a supply sergeant. Upon being honorably discharged, he attended Davidson and the University of Florida, where he obtained his juris doctorate degree. Upon completing law school, Foote returned to Jacksonville joining the firm of McCarthy, Adams, and Lane. He later worked with Ulmer, Murchison, Ashby, and Ball before entering private practice in 1971. During his years in private practice, he served as general counsel for the Atlantic National Bank. In 1988, Foote worked exclusively with the Coggin Automotive Group of Jacksonville until he retired in 2005. Foote and his wife have been residents of Amelia Island since 2008. Foote was an accomplished tennis player, found many afternoons at Boone Park playing for sport or in local tournaments. In 1955, after completing an afternoon’s set, he met a young National Air Lines stewardess, also an accomplished tennis player, Joan Marie Woodberry, who would become his wife in 1956 and the mother of their four children. Foote enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and the designing, construction, and installation of an audio sound system for their family home. He was a former member of the Riverside Methodist Church. In addition to his wife of 55 years, John Marie Foote, 862 Parkview Pl. E., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034-4612, he leaves behind two sons, Anderson “Andy” M. Foote III (Gaye) and David N. Foote (Gail); two daughters, Elizabeth M. Morris (Tom) and Laura E. Foote; a sister, Margaret Dunsford; eight grandchildren, Thomas Morris, John Morris, Mary Morris, Calvin Morris, Angela Foote Shepard, Christen Foote, Amy Foote, Sara Foote; a great grandson, Braden Morris; and several nieces and nephews.