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Gary Andrews

August 28, 1952 — November 10, 2023

Gary Lee Andrews passed away peacefully in Bryan, Texas on November 10, 2023 at the age of 71. Born on August 28, 1952 in Aden, Arabia, Gary’s adventures started early in life.  He spent his younger years on the family’s 1,000-acre ranch on Boonville Road hunting, fishing, and roaming the countryside with his siblings.  Gary was a natural athlete and played football for Stephen F Austin high school, where he graduated from in 1971.  He was known for his winning smile and always dressing to impress. 

While raising his family, Gary worked as shear operator at Gooseneck Trailer. He spent his free time creating detailed welded sculptures from horseshoes. He took great pride in his yard, especially his robust vegetable garden.  Many cherished memories were made each summer on the family’s houseboat on Lake Sommerville.

Later in life, Gary could be found kicked back in his recliner watching the Rangers or Steelers, or reading a book about the Civil War or World War II.  Gary was known for his BIG heart and kindness toward all, especially his furry friends.  His chihuahua, Lynette, was always by his side and gave him comfort until the very end.   

Gary was preceded in death by his father Leldon Lee Andrews, mother Gladys Arnold Andrews, and little brother Wayne Andrews.  We all rest at ease knowing he is home with the family he cherished so much.

Gary’s proudest moments came with the birth of his children and grandchildren.  He is survived by his daughter Carol Morris (Ryan) and son Dwayne Andrews, and his grandchildren Bradley Morris and Raine Marie Morris.  He also leaves behind his sister Linda Weniger (Russell) and niece Kristen Hopewell and nephew Layne Weniger.  Gary also leaves behind a great friend, Hillman Davis, who was his buddy for over 20 years.  The family is forever grateful for all of the help and support Hillman gave Gary over the years.

In the end, Gary wanted nothing more than to make others happy. Let us remember him for his kindness, generosity, joyful smile, and laughter.

In honor of his love for animals, please consider making a donation in Gary's name to the Bryan Animal Center at 2207 Finfeather Road, Bryan, Texas 77801 or using the following link: https://checkout.shelterluv.com/donate/BRY

 

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