Gordon Andrews Obituary

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Gordon D. Andrews

May 5, 1919 - June 7, 2014
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Gordon Duane Andrews, 95, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Savannah, GA. Funeral services will be held in Macon on Tuesday, June 10, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday before the service or may be contacted at the residence. Mr. Andrews was the son of the late Thomas Watson Andrews and Helen Ashcraft Andrews of El Dorado, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Woodard Andrews, his brothers, Byron Andrews of New Orleans, LA, and Gail Andrews of Houston, TX, and his sister Doris (Cissie) Andrews....
Gordon Duane Andrews, 95, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Savannah, GA. Funeral services will be held in Macon on Tuesday, June 10, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday before the service or may be contacted at the residence.

Mr. Andrews was the son of the late Thomas Watson Andrews and Helen Ashcraft Andrews of El Dorado, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Woodard Andrews, his brothers, Byron Andrews of New Orleans, LA, and Gail Andrews of Houston, TX, and his sister Doris (Cissie) Andrews. Survivors include his daughter, Dr. Carol M. Andrews of Savannah, GA; his daughter, Cheryl A. Leone, her husband, Joseph J. Leone, and granddaughter, Callie Rose Leone, all of Pompano Beach, FL; his sister-in-law Blanche Andrews of New Orleans, LA, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Gordon was born in Prescott, Arkansas, on May 5, 1919. Moving with his family to El Dorado, he graduated from El Dorado High School in 1938 and attended El Dorado Junior College. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor, being accepted into officer's candidate school and the aviation cadet program shortly afterward. He served as a pilot instructor at Cochran Field near Macon during World War II. Remaining in the Air Force as a reservist, he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, flying 100 missions as a Forward Air Controller directing troops on the ground. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Major, having received the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service.

As a resident of Macon, he worked for twenty-eight years as a mechanical engineer at Georgia Kaolin Company in Dry Branch, GA, retiring in 1983. He was a charter member of Northside Christian Church, where he served as Deacon for many years and was Chairman of the Building Committee for the church on Northside Drive. He and his wife were also active members of the square dance group at Howard Community Center. For the last three years he lived with his daughter Carol in Savannah.

Mr. Andrews was a devoted family and community member, always ready to use his engineering ability to help neighbors and friends. He will be remembered for his strength of character, his indomitable spirit, his courage, and his wit.

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