Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr.
by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 8:47 am
SUMTER – Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr. , 95, beloved husband of 67 years of the late Leila Virginia Riley Andrews, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at McElveen Manor.
Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Sr. and Emma E. Sandel Andrews. Dr. Andrews was a Wofford College graduate and a graduate of the Medical College of South Carolina. He was a World War II Army veteran, where he served with the France Belgium Medical Corp and the Austria Army of Occupation. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where he was a past board member and a member of the Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class.
He was a founding member of Santee Summer Ministry; American Medical Association; Sumter-Clarendon Medical Association; and past president of the Brohun Lake Club. He was a past president and hunt master of Riverside Hunt Club and was a founding member of the Sumter-Wateree Hunt Club.
Dr. Andrews was a governor-appointed state of South Carolina constable. He was a member of the Sumter Sports Hall of Fame, having served 23 years as the football team physician of Edmunds and Sumter High School. Dr. Andrews loved his family, the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Herman “Chuck” Andrews III and his wife, Beth, and Michael Riley Andrews, both of Sumter; two daughters, Sandra “Sandy” Andrews Noonan and her husband, William T. “Bill,” and Ginger Andrews Parker, both of Sumter; 11 grandchildren, Dr. William Thomas Noonan Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, James Edward Noonan and his wife, Anne, Charles Herman Andrews IV and his wife, Elizabeth, Daniel Jenkins Andrews and his wife, Lisa, Kenneth Sandel Andrews Jr. and his wife, Jessie, Tanner Andrews Parker, Lisa Noonan Howard and her husband, Norman, Laurie Noonan Merchant and her husband, David, Edie Andrews Riddlespurger, Laney Andrews Dixon and her husband, Brock, and Riley Andrews Bonaca and her husband, Gianpaolo; 27 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Alma Riley Davis; brother-in-law, William C. Riley; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Sandel Andrews; a brother, Marvin Edward Andrews; and two sisters, Elizabeth A. Jackle and Helen F. Andrews.
A funeral service for Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr. will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Webb Belangia and the Rev. Robert N. Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Sumter Cemetery.
Grandsons Charles Herman Andrews IV, Kenneth Sandel Andrews Jr., Daniel Jenkins Andrews, James Edward Noonan, Dr. William Thomas Noonan Jr. and Tanner Andrews Parker will serve as pallbearers
Members of the Wesley Fellowship Class of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Dr. Hugh Stoddard, Norman Howard Jr., David Merchant, Gianpaolo Bonaca and Brock Dixon will serve as honorary pallbearers
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Noonan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150; Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205; or to the charity of one’s choice.
A special thanks to McElveen Manor staff and administration and special caregiver, Mary L. Davis, for their dedicated care.
You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.