Brother Anderton was born March 7, 1963 in Lawrence County, Alabama to Sherman Wayne and Bobbie Anderton. He attended public school in Town Creek, Alabama where he graduated from Hazel wood High School in 1981.
In 1981, he was hired by Saginaw Steering Gear, a division of General Motors, where he is still employed. He married Cindy Ray on August 12, 1983. Cindy is the daughter of Fred and Estella Ray of Hartselle, Alabama. Brother Anderton and Cindy have three children, Meagan, Matthew and Mindi. Meagan is married and lives in Knoxville, Tennessee and Matthew and Mindi both attend college. He has one brother, Wayne Anderton, Jr. of Moulton, Alabama. Brother Anderton is a member of Moulton Baptist Church in Moulton, Alabama.
Brother Anderton began his Masonic career by petitioning Town Creek Lodge No. 361 in Town Creek, Alabama on February 12, 1987. He was elected on February 26, 1987 and initiated on March 12, 1987. He was passed on March 26, 1987 and raised to a Master Mason on April 9, 1987. He served his Lodge as Worshipful Master in 1991 and also served as Secretary of Town Creek Lodge from 1993 through 1996 and again in 1998 through 2000. He received his Grand Lodge certificate in February, 1988. He is also a dual member with Hatton Lodge No. 879. Brother Anderton’s first Grand Lodge appointment was as Assistant District Lecturer of District 4 in 1989 and served for seven years. He served on the Committee on Work for Group 2 in 1996. He was appointed to the Grand Lodge line as Senior Grand Steward in 1997. He was reappointed to the Committee on Work in 2000 and served until 2001. Brother Anderton was elected to the office of Junior Grand Warden in November 2001. He has advanced through the Grand Line to the honor of Grand Master of Masons of the State of Alabama in November 2004. Brother Anderton is a member of the Cahaba Shrine in Huntsville, Alabama and the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Tri-Cities Valley. He was honored in 2003 by being invested with the K.C.C.H. He is a member of the Northwest Alabama Proficiency Club and also the National Sojourners, Inc., Chapter No. 365.