Donald R. Andrews, 76 of McDermott died Friday February 20, 2009 at SOMC Hospice. He was born September 6, 1932 in Pulaski, Va. to the late Charles and Maggie King Andrews. He was a graduate of Pulaski High School and attended Ohio University. He retired from Goodyear Atomic Corporation. Donald was an Army Veteran where he held rank as a Sergeant, a member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge #769 a 32 degree Mason of the Valley of Cincinnati and was of the Methodist Faith. Don’s greatest joy in life was his family. His beloved daughter and grandchildren were a blessing to him during his long illness. Along with his parents Don was preceded in death by 4 brothers Arnold, Howard, Darst, William and Wayne Andrews.
Don is survived by his wife Carolyn Shepherd Andrews who he married on June 16, 1962 in Portsmout;, a daughter Julie (Jody) Montavon of McDermott and 2 grandchildren Rachel Howell and Luke Montavon, 2 brothers Kenneth Andrews of Kernersville, N.C., Gene Andrews of Pulaski, Va.; a sister Audrey Fisher of Hallsville, Texas, brother-in-law Elmer (Lorraine) Shepherd of West Portsmouth, sister-in-law Joyce(Charles) Stamper of McDermott and Dolores Shepherd of West Portsmouth. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Greg Carter and James Poole officiating. Interment will be in Scioto Burial Park with graveside military rites by James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Masonic Services will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday with Nauvoo Masonic Lodge # 769 officiating. The family requests that donations be made to SOMC Hospice in Donald’s name. Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com