Robert Dee “Bob” Andrew, 88, of Amarillo rode his chariot home on Friday, September 9, 2022.
Bob was the oldest of the three sons born to Forest Dee and Bethel Brown Andrew on February 6, 1934, in Stillwater, OK. After graduating from Stillwater High School, Bob attended Oklahoma A&M, where he played football and baseball. After two years, he was drafted into the Army. While serving, he was a member of the Guard of Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After his military service, he returned to the now Oklahoma State University. During his time at OSU, he played on the National Championship baseball team in 1959. During his time at OSU, he met and married the love of his life, Cathy Jones. They were married on June 6, 1959, in Cushing, OK. The next year found him in Amarillo, TX where his first teaching/coaching job was at Austin Junior High School. After a few years at Bowie Junior High School, he was hired as a biology teacher, assistant football coach, and head baseball coach at Caprock High School. He would eventually be an assistant principal at Caprock until his retirement in 1991. Bob always had a smile and positive word for everyone around him.
Bob and Cathy enjoyed sixty years of marriage before her death in 2019. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, having served as a deacon as well as other positions in the church. He also served his community as a Gideon.
Bob and Cathy had two daughters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, his brother, Bruce.
Left to honor his memory are daughters, Lisa Schlenker and husband David, of El Paso, and Linda York and husband Sean, of Amarillo; his youngest brother, Gale and wife Barbara of Stillwater, OK; brothers-in-law, Mike Jones of Oklahoma City, OK, and John Jones and wife Jeanne of Bella Vista, AR; sister-in-law, Sandy Andrew, of Hilton Head, SC; grandchildren, Dallas York and wife Emily of Phoenix, AZ, Justin York and wife Cinamon of Scottsdale, AZ, Jennifer Bonner and husband Adam of Salem, VA, Robert York and wife Allie of Ridgefield, WA, McKinney York of Amarillo, TX, Jacob Schlenker and wife Sarah of Metarie, LA, and Mason Schlenker of El Paso, TX.
Visitation with the family will be from 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Private family burial will be on Thursday, September 15, 2022, with a public memorial service at 11:00 a.m., in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Howard K. Batson presiding.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the nursing staff at BSA and Drs. Steans, Carlisle, and Errington for their dedication to his care. Also, to the staff, nurses, and physical therapists at The Arbors and the nursing staff at BSA Hospice Care of the Southwest for their compassionate and supportive care.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to First Baptist Church of Amarillo, Loft Building Fund, Gideons International, or the charity of your choice.
Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.
12 Replies to “Robert Dee “Bob” Andrew”
Bob was married to my sister Cathy.I remember we visited them and they graciously let us spend the night at their home.Very nice couple.
I had the pleasure of meeting Bob’s brothers, Gale & Bruce shortly after Bruce moved to Stillwater with his son, Stephen (Bob’s nephew). I never met Bob, but I know Stephen & Bruce held him in high regard by the way they spoke about him.
Bob’s obituary reads of a life fully and well lived. As a former Honor Guardsman: may you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Bob Andrew was a tremendously positive influence to the student body of Caprock High School for many years. He was a man of high moral character, a well respected educator, and a person of good humor and wise judgment. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. I count it an honor to have been a colleague and a friend.
Bob was not only a colleague but a good friend. Our students at Caprock High School had nothing but great respect for Coach Andrew. Bob, you have left your mark at CHS. Rest In Peace , my friend!!
Great man and coach. He will be missed. Great influence on every one he came in contact with. He is in my heart forever. Prayers for comfort peace for his family.
Dear Lisa and Linda, we’re so saddened to learn about Bob’s passing, please accept our sincere condolences. We have so many great memories from the times our families spent together with Bob and Cathy in Colorado, and all the enjoyable years at Caprock. They both were truly a joy to be around and passionate about friendships and family. Bob was a great man and will dearly be missed! We hope and pray you can find peace and comfort during these difficult days.
Coach Andrew was a great man, teacher and coach. His positive influence on me, along with other teachers and coaches, is a big part of the reason I became a life long teacher, coach and principal. Thanks for all you taught me, Coach!
Great guy. 9th grade coach at bowie
Coach Andrew was always so kind to me at Caprock. I remember him as a wonderful person who truly cared about the students. I am thankful to have known him. What an accomplished life he lived here and he is now with his Lord, Jesus Christ.
Bob was a fantastic teacher, coach and administrator. His engaging personality and leadership skills will be missed. We were all blessed to know him.
Coach Andrews. I have always admired you having known you since high school and the fact you were coach of my favorite sport baseball. Even better was going to church with you and Cathy and being on the receiving end of you and Cathy’s love for me and my sisters. I will miss that great smile and my hugs but I know the reunion in Heaven with Cathy and our Lord Jesus was amazing. So long for now and we will all see ya one day in Heaven. Rest in peace Longhorn
Bobbie D was a Christian leader, great educator, Coach, and Assistant Principal! He was a fantastic person in every respect! We always had each other’s back as assistant principals at Caprock High School. I will so miss this great friend and man that I truly loved and admired! He was ready to be with his wife, Cathy of 60 years! Welcome to your just reward in Heaven