Andrew Cherry

On November 2, 2013, Andrew C. Cherry was called from this world to his Heavenly home. He died peacefully at home.

Andrew C. Cherry was born on January 22, 1919, in Lambert, Mississippi to the late Mr. and Mrs. Cherry. He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad from 1942 to 1943. He joined the US Army in 1943 and was honorable discharged in 1943. He was a Category 5 technician at Fort Knox, Kentucky Quarter Master Regiment. He was awarded numerous declarations and citations to include Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal from World War II.

He married Kitty Payne in August, 1962. They were married for 47 years. The family says he was a loving and devoted husband. His hobbies were fishing, boating and camping.

He moved to Anchorage in the late 50's. He united with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

After 30 years he retired from US Post Office

The Cherry's leaves to mourning their passing, two sons, Archie and James Williams, Anchorage, Alaska; one daughter, Charlotte Williams, Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters-in laws, Adeline Sweeney, Oakland, CA, Betty Marvelle, Natchez, Mississippi; and four brother-in-laws, Robert, James, Ernest Stuart, New Orleans and George Payne, California.

He has 25 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr.and Mrs. Cherry, and his wife, Kitty Cherry.

Memorial will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church Anchorage, AK on November 13, 2013. Viewing will start at 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. with the Service to follow at 11:00 a.m.

Interment: The Fort Richardson Cemetery

Repast: Alonzo B Patterson Gymnasium following burial.

Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2013