Francis Lawrence Andrews passed away on August 3, 2019 at the age of 72. Lovingly known as “Larry” to his family and “Andy” to his military family, he was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in Huntsville, Alabama on the top of Monte Sano Mountain. He was a high school and college drum major, and a graduate of Lee High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florence State University in 1970 as an honor ROTC graduate. An Army Airborne Ranger, he served in both the 82nd and 101st divisions and was stationed at various bases in the United States and abroad. In 1983, he was honorably discharged as a Captain due to injury. He began a civil service career with the Army serving as Range Manager at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is credited with the development and success of the Fort Knox training ranges, including the Zussman Urban Combat Training Facility. A highly decorated veteran, fiercely loyal to his country and friends and family, there was no one better to have in your corner than Larry. In addition to his lifelong devotion to the military, he was an active member of the Sports Car Club of America for many years and was known for his patriotic competition cars. He made Titusville, Florida his retirement home and this is where he married the love of his life, Mona Andrews. They lived happily together until her passing in 2012.
In addition to his wife Mona, he was preceded in death by his father Charles Andrews, mother Viva Andrews, brother Lon Andrews and sister in law Judy Andrews. He is survived by sister Jeanne Andrews of Titusville, special sister Kim Hensley of Titusville; daughter Lisa Andrews Farmer and son in law Ronald L. Farmer of Gainesville, GA; son Brad Andrews and daughter in law Aimee Andrews of Ontario, Oregon; daughter Heather Oberfoell and son in law Jeff Oberfoell of Albany, Oregon; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 10:00 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 2116 Garden Street, Titusville, Florida. North Brevard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made in his honor to the military charity of your choice.
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