Richard L. “Rick” Andrews Jr.

March 29, 1957 ‒ March 02, 2008

Delaware, Ohio

Richard L. “Rick” Andrews Jr., age 50 of Delaware died unexpectedly at home early Sunday morning, March 2, 2008.

He was born on March 29, 1957 in Delaware to the late Richard L. “Dick” Andrews Sr. and Ruby (McCoy) Andrews. A lifelong resident, he attended Delaware Hayes High School and was a US Navy veteran.

A member of Teamsters Local No 413, he worked as an over the road truck driver for Quality Carriers, dispatched out of the Delaware office. He thoroughly enjoyed trucking and being on the road. Mechanically inclined, weekends were spent mending his truck and assisting friends with their automobiles.

He was most proud of his service to country, his son’s, and being Grandpa Rick. A fan of NASCAR, he followed driver Mark Martin, faithfully attended the Indianapolis 500 and the Brown Jug activities during the Delaware County Fair. He was happiest riding his Harley Davidson Sportster or sitting around a campfire sharing stories and beverages with his many friends.

Good hearted, he was helpful and a friend to everyone he came into contact with. Rick will be remembered for his big smile and kind heart.

Survived by his son Richard D. “Rick” Andrews of Delaware, former wife Laura (Noggle) Andrews of Ostrander, step-son Jarrod (Megan) McCown of Delaware, Granddaughter Lilly McCown, step-mother Hope Andrews of Delaware, step-father Lee Tenney of Columbus, Sister Sheri Szabo of Columbus, step-brothers Tim (Pam) Boggs of Delaware, Terry (Debbie) Boggs of Pataskala, step-sister Rhonda(Otto) Farley of Milford Center, the mother of his son Tammy Cooke of Delaware, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of good friends.

Friends may call Thursday 4-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36) Delaware, where services will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Keith Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the veterans section of Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ricky Andrews Scholarship Fund, c/o DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com