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Well Known Bullfighter, Jimmy Anderson Dies

By Gail Woerner, Rodeo Historian
Posted Saturday, December 6, 2008

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Jimmy D. (Jungle) Anderson, well known bullfighter and rodeo clown of the PRCA and PBR passed away December 5th, of heart trouble, at his home at Dublin, Texas. He was born September 6, 1953 and grew up in the Fort Worth area. During his youth he exercised race horses but by seventeen had outgrown jockey size. He tried bull riding briefly. Jim Bob Feller, a rodeo clown, introduced him to the barrel and bullfighting and he took to it easily. His first professional rodeo was at Mesquite, Texas, in 1975. He fashioned his bullfighting technique from moves of Wick Peth, Skipper Voss and Miles Hare. He worked the Canadian Finals, the PRCA National Finals and numerous PBR events and Finals. After his retirement at the 2001 PBR Finals he lived in Dublin, Texas.

Service Information:
Visitation: Monday, December 8th 6-9 PM Lacy Funeral Home
Funeral: 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 09 1 PM Lacy Funeral Home Chapel
Address: 1380 Harbin Drive, Stephenville, TX
Officiating: Rev. Mike Edmonson
Cemetery: Howard Cemetery, Desdemona, TX

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