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Tony ‘The Mic’ James Anderson: Always a Smile and a Hug for ‘Those Near and Dear to Him’


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Tony “The Mic ” James Anderson, left us at 60 years young, Fort Bragg Native and Local his entire life. Born July 27th, 1961 passed away in Fort Bragg on January 13, 2022, where he lived and loved. Fort Bragg the home to his larger-than-life 60 years where Tony was a friend to all. Tony was generous and dedicated to his community and an intelligent man with knowledge beyond what you can imagine.

Joining his father Einar and mother Peggy, sister Jean Ann Peterson (survived by husband Peter Peterson, sons Allen and Brian Peterson) and survived by brother Robert Anderson (wife Emmi Anderson) and each and every one of you in this inspiring community.

Tony was devoted to the Town of Fort Bragg and he touched every heart and soul that came through this small town. He was a local Sports Announcer for over 20 years as well as a bingo caller at the Catholic Church and avid Zumba and water aerobics participant at the CV Starr Center. Most recently he was keeping all the staff and volunteers and even the clients at the Fort Bragg Food Bank nourished mind, body, and soul. He was Santa for every kid in town for years and his Jolly spirit lasted year-round.

Tony was willing to help in any way he could at CV Starr, the Food Bank, and the Schools, never worrying about getting the credit.  Tony hated to see anything wasted and would recycle anything he could to someone who needed it. He was a talented umpire, chef, storyteller, and auctioneer.

He was simply the best and he will be missed for years to come. Tony always had a smile and always had a hug for those near and dear to him and was an enthusiastic man with sports knowledge that was unmatched. He was a loving and giving man and his love for baking The Biscuits and Cinnamon Rolls Deliveries to his favorite people will forever be a memory we all cherish and keep in our hearts. Gone but NEVER forgotten. Our Guy, Our Love, Our Tony. 

Team Tony Members- we are planning and will be announcing the Celebration Of Life for Tony which will be held in the next month as we are planning a safe and sunny event to celebrate and share our stories and memories and love for each other and for Tony The Mic Anderson, Small Town Legend, Everyone’s Hero. 222



  1. Tony was my best friend for over thirty years. I took that picture myself of him with the disco ball in my room. I am lost without seeing or hearing from him nearly everyday. I am so fortunate to have had him as such a big part in my life. He will be missed dearly beyond words can express. Rest In Peace My Friend.

    • @Rene Figueiredo- 🌷I’m so sorry you lost your friend. But I am also happy for Tony, even though I’ve never met him, because it sounds like he had a good friend in you! And that’s something that’s hard to come by now-a-days. 🙏 I pray that God would comfort your heart in your time of great sorrow.

  2. Tony grew up with my husband Mike aka Shakey. They were best friends their entire lives and shared many memories together. I met Mike in 1989 and I was quickly introduced to Tony. I was fortunate enough to meet Tony’s entire family and if you knew his momma Peg, you understood where his love for giving came from. We shared many, many wonderful, crazy times with him at various professional sports games and I think his love for announcing started there. We are going to miss this man so very much. He truly was an amazing man.

  3. BINGO CALLER- MAKE ME HOLLER! That’s a shirt i have and what I would say to him…
    MAN, I miss seeing him driving by everyday.. I text him the night before he passed, he LOVED til the end!! FLY HIGH my friend.. YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED!

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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