Andrew Swain Hargrove
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Our beloved father and husband left this world on February 21, 2014 after a short illness. Andrew was born on April 28, 1931 in the heart of the depression to Swain Hargrove and Mariel Strickland Hargrove Benthine in Dallas, Texas.
Andy graduated from North Dallas High School and was first string quarterback on his football team. He was awarded a full scholarship to Baylor University and studied there for two years before transferring to North Texas University, Denton, Texas earning both a BS and Master of Education. He was both a school teacher and counselor for 16 years. His love were his classes of 6th graders. Andy was also in the Navy reserves for 4 years. In his later years Andy changed professions and was in sales.
Andy married Sharon Cason in 1969 and was married for 44 years. They have 2 children Joseph and Christopher Hargrove. Andy was a member of the Nevada State Grange #16 and attended the opera for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife Sharon, son Christopher, daughter-in-law Eileen Nelson-Hargrove and 2 grandsons Robert and Mark Nelson, plus various nieces and nephews.
Andy was preceded in death by his brother Noel Hargrove and sister Jeannie Wilson, and also by son Joseph Hargrove, age 43 who passed away 2 days before Andy on February 19, 2014.
A joint funeral for both Father and son will be held at First Baptist Church, Sparks,
6255 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV Saturday at 11:00 am. Interment will be Monday March 3, 2014 at 10:00 am at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Feb. 27, 2014
Walton's Sparks Funeral Home
1745 Sullivan Lane Sparks, NV 89431