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.