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Curcy H. "Bud" Andrews Jr.

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Curcy H. "Bud" Andrews Jr. Obituary
Curcy H. (Bud) Andrews Jr. LUBBOCK-Bud Andrews was born on July 5, 1940, in Lubbock, Texas, to Curcy H. Sr. and Polly Townsend Andrews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bud is survived by three children, Micheal and wife Debbie Andrews, Chance Andrews, Shirl and James Chidester, and the children's mother, Shirley Andrews Dailey, all of Lubbock, TX. Bud's broadcasting career began in 1960 until his retirement in 2010. He began as disc jockey at the age of 16. He worked at many radio stations including KSEL, KLLL, KCBD, KFYO, KKAM, KRFE, and KDAV to name a few. He was program director at KFYO radio for 16 years. He spent six years with Big Ed Wilkes at KRFE radio. He was general manager and co-host of the Bud and Billy C show on KDAV radio. Bud discovered and produced country comedian Jerry Clower. Bud signed Clower with MCA Records and received a platinum album. Bud helped and produced many people in the music industry which included, Jerry Clower, Bob Murphey, Jerry Jordan, Willie Redden and The Red Rubber Band, Box Car Willie, Joe Ely, Cary Banks (The Maines Brothers Band), and many others throughout his music career. After the Lubbock Tornado on May 11, 1970, Bud was awarded a Presidential Citation from U.S. President Richard M. Nixon for outstanding public service during the disaster. Bud was the only radio announcer on the air during the Lubbock tornado. Bud's love for music allowed him to work at many radio stations and gave him the opportunity to be involved with many people in the music industry from New York to Nashville to Los Angeles. Bud was a treasure to his family and will be greatly missed. Memorial services for Bud will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Community Christian Church, 3417 96th St. Lubbock, TX. The family requests that memorials be sent to the .

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 31, 2014
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