|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2011|
Martin F. "Boots" Andrews, of Crozet, Virginia, went to his heavenly home after a long illness. Born in 1924 in Danville, Virginia to Ela Virginia and William O. Andrews, he was the youngest of six boys.
He was predeceased by his parents, his stepmother, Hattie Virginia Rainey Andrews; and all his brothers; Rainey, Ed, Charles "Nick", Herman and Herbert.
He is survived by his wife, June, also of Crozet, married sixty-one years; and four children, Bill of Richmond, Ginger of Scottsville, Douglas and his wife, Barbie, of Ohio, and Marian of Louisa. He also leaves three grandchildren, Alexis, of Washington, D.C., Scott, and Caleb, of Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Iris Koller and Beckye Murray; and several nieces and nephews.
Martin left George Washington High School in Danville, Virginia, his senior year in 1942 to join the United States Navy, training in Bath, Maine, to be a hospital corpsman. He served four years in the European theater, surviving five major invasions, including Normandy. Discharged in l946, he met his wife, June Shuff, and married in l950. He remained in the Naval Reserve and was recalled for the Korean conflict, seeing four more invasions there, until 1951. Martin got his GED in the United States Navy, then attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, followed by one year of medical school at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, then one year later at University of Virginia for his Masters in Education. He then taught chemistry, physics, biology and other sciences at Clifton Forge, Petersburg, Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, and the Miller School of Albemarle, totaling thirty-five years, touching and influencing many young lives. He retired from teaching in l987, was postmaster at Miller School for two years, and then moved with his wife to Crozet. Many remember seeing him walking all around town, cheerful, friendly and enjoying life. A good Christian husband, father, grandfather, Scout leader, Sunday School teacher and friend...he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Many thanks to his doctors, nurses, sitters and Hospice workers for their care and concern over the years.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, or Miller School of Albemarle, 1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville, VA 22903, or to the charity of your choice. A memorial service was held at the Miller School at a later date.
Anderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Created by: Arielle
Record added: Sep 13, 2011
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