J.D. Andrews was born March 8, 1924 in Braggadocio, Missouri, to Della and Swan Harris Andrews. He passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Oxford, Mississippi.
He served in WWII piloting every Army single engine plane in use from 1943-1946. His primary job was reconnaissance and observation, searching from the air for enemy threats. After being discharged from the U.S. Army in 1946 he returned to Pemiscot County and married Rose Wanda Hedge. They remained in Hayti, Missouri, where J.D. managed various businesses including a fertilizer plant, a lumberyard, hardware store, insurance agency and in his later years an antique store.
In addition to his wife Wanda he is survived by his daughter Beth Andrews, grandson Jay Carmean, (Wendy), granddaughter Sarah McLellan, (Michael) and four great-grandchildren: Jane Reeves Carmean, Evelyn Carmean, Andrews McLellan, and Elizabeth McLellan all of Oxford. He is also survived by his sister June Ozier of Oxford and a brother, Quentin Andrews of Kennett, Missouri.
J.D. will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, (Pappy), great-grandfather, and uncle. His family was the center of his universe and his dry sense of humor kept us all laughing.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the John W. German Funeral Home chapel in Hayti. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti. Pallbearers were Jay Carmean, Paul Carmean, Wilson Hubbard, Brandon Jones, Michael McLellan, and Dennis Phillips.
John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of services.