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Earl R. Andrews, age 87, of Springfield, MO, went to be with the Lord, December 26th, 2012 at Mercy Hospital.
He was a retired professor of Industrial Arts and Management, but had many varied and joint ventures with his wife.
He lead a full and unmatched life, having been born to the greatest generation, he did his part to earn that title. He was a WWII veteran, both active duty and later as Occupation Forces of the European Campaign. His greatest accomplishment during this time of tumult was the conquest and bringing home of his prize of 65 years, the love of his life and mother of his children, Louise. She was termed a "War Bride", but we shortened it to "War". He loved the Lord and is known by all by the question he would ask - "Have you told the Lord you love Him today?"
He is survived by his wife, Louise, his three children, Maria, Paul and Raymond and his grandsons, Thomas, Chris and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his son, George, his sister Marion, his mother, Jesse Andrews, and his father Earl Thomas Andrews.
He was a simple man, always happy and ready to enjoy and grasp the moment. He had a light and forgiving heart, but was more than capable of making a stand if the need were to arise. He was a man of great faith and frolic, not to hold a grudge, but to work it out. He traveled widely with his wife and had many interests. We will miss him more than we can tell and only hope to love as deeply and unapologetically as he did.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm with funeral services beginning at 7:30pm at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Les Feldick Ministries, 30706 W. Lona Valley Rd. Kinta, OK 74552.
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole
Springfield, MO 65804
Published in the News-Leader on Dec. 28, 2012