Funeral services for Henry Andrews, 70, of Washington were held Sept. 28, 2012 at Goldsby Baptist Church. Interment was at Washington Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Andrews passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012, in Norman.
Charles Henry Andrews was born March 27, 1942 in Washington, Okla., the fifth of 16 children born to Glen David Andrews and Vernie Gencie (Madden) Andrews. He grew up on the family farm and learned, at a very young age, the value of hard work. By age 13, he was working in the grocery store as a stocker.
He married the love of his life; a young girl from Lexington named Virginia Idlett. Together, they raised three sons, Larry, Chuck and Bruce. They made their first home in Lexington before eventually settling in Washington.
In the late 1960’s, Henry started his own construction company, and worked as a general contractor until taking a job as an insurance examiner with the State of Oklahoma Insurance Department.
Henry was a family man first and he loved his family greatly. He loved being outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing and playing golf. His true passion was music, and he was a gifted musician and singer who could play many instruments. He was a member of the Goldsby Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Gencie Andrews; two sisters, Nadine Andrews and Bonnie Summers; three brothers, Isaac, Martin and David Andrews; sister-in-law, Glenna Andrews and two brothers-in-law, Bill Madden and James Henry.
Henry leaves behind his wife, Virginia of the home; his sons, Larry Andrews and wife, Kim, of Mustang and Chuck Andrews and Bruce Andrews, both of Washington; three brothers, Kenneth Andrews and wife, Nadine, of Washington, Wayne Andrews and wife, Linda, of Washington and Nathan Andrews and wife, Stephanie, of Norman; seven sisters, Vernie Madden and husband, Jake, of Maysville, Norma Jean Madden of Maysville, Bertha Henry of Purcell, Louise Carroll and husband, Jim, of Wayne, Judy Pope and husband, Dale, of Seminole and Kathy Hendrix and husband, Jerry, of Washington and Helen Ham and husband, Harold, of Goldsby; seven grandchildren, Casey Andrews and wife, Tomee, Mackey Barnett and husband, Shawn, Cayden Andrews, Ethan Andrews, Kristan Andrews, Olivia Short and Jaycee Short; three great-grandchildren, Tye Barnett, Wendee Andrews and Tegan Short; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.